Skip to content

Death Toll Rises in Saraki’s Sallah Gift Stampede

October 17, 2013

The death toll has risen to 20 from a stampede in Ilorin where people were trying to collect sallah hands out from Bukola Saraki’s NGO Wednesday night. Several others were injured in the incident which occurred at  a venue popularly called PDP Charity House, which is near Mr. Saraki’s Ilorin residence.
Tragedy struck when the crowd tried to outsmart one another as Mr. Saraki and other philanthropists distributed the yearly sallah gifts.
The dead and the injured were packed into ambulances and rushed to nearby hospitals.
The Publicity Secretary of Kwara PDP, Mas’ud Adebimpe has confirmed the incident and commiserated with the families of the victims.
He, however, confirmed the death of only four PDP members , with many others injured.
According to Adebimpe: “The Peoples Democratic Party Kwara State chapter held its annual Sallah celebration at PDP Charity House where many party faithfuls were in attendance.
“The event which is an annual activity of the party went on smoothly until the unfortunate incident of a stampede, which led to some people fainting. They were immediately rushed to a hospital few blocks away from the venue.
“While some are currently responding positively to treatment, we however regret to announce that we lost  four of our party members to the unfortunate development.
“Our prayers  go out to the families of the deceased and we pray for the quick recovery of those that are responding fast to treatment.”

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

From → General

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: