Tanzania police confirm 45 people died in stadium crush

Tanzania police confirm 45 people died in stadium crush

The Guardian

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Figure is many times higher than the five fatalities initially announced after 21 March disaster

A crush at a Tanzanian stadium has killed 45 people as mourners paid their last respects to the late President John Magufuli, police have said – many times more than the five fatalities initially announced after the disaster on 21 March.

Police in the port city of Dar es Salaam, where the tragedy occurred, attributed some of the deaths to people being starved of oxygen at the event due to overcrowding.

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