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LIBERIA; President George Weah Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning Following The Death Of 29 People In A Church Stampede

Liberia’s President George Weah has declared three days of mourning following the death of 29 people in a stampede during a church service held on a football field in the capital, Monrovia.

Mr Weah visited the site of the stampede, and said regulations should be put in place to ensure services, known locally as crusades, were held in a safe environment.

Hundreds of people were at the gathering organised by an influential pastor known as Apostle Abraham Kromah when the stampede occurred on Wednesday night in Monrovia’s New Kru Town suburb.

Police are questioning the pastor in an attempt to find out what exactly happened.

The Red Cross has erected tents in the church grounds for family members to go with photos to help identify the dead.

//BBC

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