Eight Die In Food Stampede

Eight people have died while 28 others have been injured in a stamped which happened at Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka around 06:00 hours today as a crowd jostled to enter the premises to receive food hampers.

Among the dead are six female, one male adult and one male juvenile.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Five died on the spot while three died from hospitals where they were rushed for medical attention.

She says the victims are among the 35, 000 which the group called Lesedi Seven under the Church of Christ, had invited for prayers at OYDC.

Ms. Katongo says The group had also organized food hampers to distribute to people.

She says the injured are receiving treatment at Chingwere first level hospital and Chipata clinic while the bodies of the deceased have been taken to the UTH mortuary.

Meanwhile, Police in Chilanga have apprehended a male 21 year-old male for defiling and strangling to death two female juveniles aged between three and seven.

Ms Katongo has named the suspect as Tapela Phiri of Linda compound who is reported to have gone to his sister’s house around 19:00 hours yesterday, 5th March, 2017 where he picked his three year-old niece and the seven year old girl whose parents live in the same neighborhood and took them to the bush in Mimosa area where he defiled them and latter murdered them.

She says the suspect also stuffed leaves and grass in the victims’ mouths to prevent them from screaming.

Ms. Katongo says the bodies of the deceased are in UTH mortuary while the suspect is detained in Police custody.

6 Responses to "Eight Die In Food Stampede"

  1. frost   March 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    is sex maniac is supposed to locked up until he dies and fit to stay in a community

  2. frost   March 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    there supopose you hv distributed the hampers after church service the must be answerable to the court for causing death

  3. jay bandaJ   March 7, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    cage the defiler.

  4. Leon Guerrero   March 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Please do an investigative report about this church. Goggle Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Philippines, you can see their corruptions, human rights violations and their leaders lavish lifestyles to the detriment of its members. Check about Gliserio Santos Jr. He is the mastermind and chief architect of these scheme to deceive people. Ask for the help of Interpol, he is in hiding now in Texas USA. They got a private Airbus, they use to travel in luxury around the world. Check FYM Foundation, his foundations where he channel church offerings.

  5. TBE   March 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Insala pa zed nacilamo,imuntu ukwete ifyakulya teti aalwile ifyakulya.while the president is busy watching football

  6. Leon Guerrero   March 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    We are the Iglesia Ni Cristo Defenders who are against the rampant corruptions and evil deeds of the present church leaders. We would like to help the Zambian Government and police to bring our leaders to justice. Please get us in touch to the Zambian authorities so that we could provide information as to the whereabouts and activities of the present CORRUPT church leaders.