On a sad note this after, at least nine people have been confirmed dead and others injured following an end of year crowd surge at Freedom city mall in Kampala as the world ushered into a new year 2023.

Available details according to police, it’s said that as the clock ticked to mid night, the events MC at the Parte After Parte concert organized by city promoter Abbey Musinguzi Abtex told the crowd to move out and watch fire words displays and when the display was done, a stampede ensued resulting into deaths.

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Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire further says emergency responders quickly came in to rescue and rushed the injured to the hospital but sad nine fatalities were confirmed from the crowd crush majority being children.

“It is alleged that the incident occurred at midnight when the event’s MC encouraged attendees to go outside and watch fireworks display. After the display ended, a stampede ensued, resulting in the instant deaths of five people and injuries to several others”- reads part of the police statement.

The territorial police of Katwe has since commenced investigations into the incident to ascertain the cause of the fatal stampede.

“Emergency responders arrived on the scene and transported the injured individuals to hospital where nine were confirmed dead”- Luke Owoyesigyile further states.

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