Tanzanians killed in disco stampede

At least 19 youths die while participating in Eid al-Fitr festivities.

    Police said the victims were aged
    between 12 and 17 [AFP - file photo]

     

    The incident occured in the Tabora region, 750km northwest of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, where a large number of youths had gathered for Eid al-Fitr festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

     

    Saisi said several people were injured and taken to Tabora town's hospitals, where some were admitted and others were treated and then sent home. 

     

    "The town is in a sombre mood as a result the incident," he said, adding that police had launched investigations into what had caused the stampede.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.