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8 feared dead in stampede as Port Harcourt residents jostle for Christmas palliative (photos/video)

8 feared dead in stampede as Port Harcourt residents jostle for Christmas palliative (photos/video)

Eight people are feared dead in a stampede for free Christmas food items.

The stampede occurred at about 7:30am on Tuesday, December 15, around Rumudara Town, Obio/Akpor LGA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to Vanguard, the incident happened at an office allegedly owned by Pinkcoin, an online blockchain digital assets designed for giving charity.

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Pinkcoin was said to have invited everyone who registered with them in Obio/Akpor LGA to come and redeem their Christmas palliatives, on Tuesday.

A huge crowd turned up and could not be controlled as they struggled to get access into the premises of the firm.

8 feared dead in stampede as Port Harcourt residents jostle for Christmas palliative (photos/video)

Unfortunately, some people were trampled upon during the rush to collect the palliatives.

8 feared dead in stampede as Port Harcourt residents jostle for Christmas palliative (photos/video)
8 feared dead in stampede as Port Harcourt residents jostle for Christmas palliative (photos/video)

Below is a video of the crowd at the venue, waiting to collect the Christmas  palliatives.

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