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Uganda: At least 9 dead in shopping mall stampede

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After a fireworks display outside the Freedom City mall in the southern part of Kampala, “there was a stampede, which resulted in the immediate death of 5 people and the injury of many others

At least nine people were killed and many others injured in a stampede at a shopping center in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, during New Year celebrations, police said today.

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After a fireworks display outside the Freedom City mall in the southern part of Kampala, “there was a stampede, which resulted in the immediate death of 5 people and the injury of many others,” police spokesman Luke Owesigire said in a statement.

“Rescuers arrived at the scene and took the injured to the hospital, where a total of 9 people were confirmed dead,” he added.

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He clarified that “young people” are among the victims and spoke of “carelessness and negligence”, without giving any other details.

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