Stampede in Congo’s big news is coming out from Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. An army recruitment campaign was being conducted in a stadium here. 37 people died due to a sudden stampede during recruitment. News agency AFP gave the news on Tuesday quoting officials. Police are investigating this matter.
37 people have been killed in an overnight stampede during an army recruitment drive at a stadium in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. News agency AFP gave the news on Tuesday quoting officials. At least 37 people were killed in a stampede at a military stadium in the Republic of Congo after a large crowd of youths turned out for a recruitment appeal, officials said Tuesday.
Long lines had formed outside recruitment centers every day for the past week as young people sought to join the army, one of the few institutions offering work in the Republic of Congo. Around 700 people registered every day although only 1,500 vacancies are available in total.
PM Office confirmed the death of 37 people so far
According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office Crisis Unit on Tuesday, 37 people have been confirmed dead and many more injured by emergency services.