Article | October 17, 2013 – 7:56am
Ten people are feared dead and scores injured on Wednesday night following a stampede that occurred near the Ilofa residence of a former Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
According to a source, the incident occurred during the period some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and others were receiving yearly Sallah gifts from the Sarakis at a venue referred to as ?PDP Charity House?.
It was gathered that some of the victims where placed in ambulances and rushed to a nearby hospital.
Kwara State PDP Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Mas?ud Adebimpe, confirmed the stampede in a statement.
He, however, insisted that only four PDP members died while others were injured.
Adebimpe said: ?The Peoples Democratic Party Kwara State chapter held its annual Sallah celebration at PDP Charity House where many party faithful were in attendance.
?The event which is an annual activity of the party went on smoothly until the unfortunate incident of a stampede, which led to some people fainting. They were immediately rushed to a hospital few blocks away from the venue.
?While some are currently responding positively to treatment, we however regret to announce that we lost four of our party members during the unfortunate development.
?Our prayers go out to the families of the deceased and we pray for the quick recovery of those that are responding fast to treatment.?