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Several die in stampede as Kwara residents scramble for Saraki’s sallah gifts + See Saraki’s condolence message

Bukola Saraki
Several members of the Kwara state chapter of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, and a dozen residents, allegedly died on Wednesday night as they scrambled for sallah gifts distributed by former Governor of the state, Bukola Saraki at the PDP Charity House, which is near Mr. Saraki’s Ilorin
residence. Several
others were also injured.
Tragedy
struck as indigent party members tried to outsmart one another as Mr.
Saraki and other philanthropists distributed the yearly sallah gifts.
The dead and the injured have since been packed into ambulances and rushed to nearby hospitals.
“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.” the Publicity Secretary of
Kwara PDP, Mas’ud Adebimpe, confirmed in a statement.
On May 27, 2011, several people died at the Mandate House, Ilorin, as they scrambled for rice and other items.
Reconfirming the incident and sending out his condolence message, Senator Saraki says he’s saddened by the incident.

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