8 people die in a food stamped in Lusaka

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Eight people today died while 28 were seriously injured in a food stampede which happened at Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka around 06 00 hours as a crowd jostled to enter the premises.


Police in Lusaka has confirmed the development. Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo revealed that among the dead are six females, one male adult and one male juvenile. Five died on the spot while three died from hospitals where they were rushed for medical attention.


“The victims are among the 35, 000 which the group called Lesedi seven, had invited for prayers at OYDC. The group had also organized food hampers to distribute to the people. This Lesedi seven is a grouping under Church of Christ”


Mrs Katongo said the injured were receiving treatment at Chingwere first level hospital and Chipata clinic while the bodies of the deceased have been taken to UTH mortuary.


She said Police has since dispersed the gathering and that an inquiry into the matter has been instituted.


4 Responses to 8 people die in a food stamped in Lusaka

  1. Hunger Hunger Hunger.It Has Claimed Lives.Where R We Going

    March 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

  2. PF will blame HH for this unfortunate incidence. They will be saying if HH did not sell the mines this could not have happened. They would be saying if HH was not wishing ECL bad luck, this could not have happened.

    Chisonta Chilikumushi
    March 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  3. Blame lungu who went to galivant in Isreal while nation is dying of hunger. Shame to him

    John chabe
    March 7, 2017 at 3:18 am

  4. Njala ya ti njyokola and yet our staple food was sold to Malawi at a time when our price for the same commodity was at its highest.A sign of poor leadership.The procede from the sale of our staple food is used to fly arround the glob.

    March 7, 2017 at 8:05 am

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