JUST IN: Many feared dead in ‘Kings Assembly’ church stampede in Rivers


Scores of people are feared dead in a stampede just before the commencement of a programme organised by a new generation church in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Though, the church known as ‘Kings Assembly’ is located in the GRA axis of the metropolis, the programme was at the Polo Club in the Rivers State capital to accommodate the usual large congregation.

It was learnt that the crowd overstretched the venue as the church had invited members of the public to come and receive gift items and food for its fourth anniversary.

A source said the crowd which started trooping in at about 6:30am on Saturday morning pushed open a small gate to gain entrance leading to a stampede.