18 May 2022,   16:20
Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people

At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia, writes trtworld.com.

The stampede erupted when a gang of thugs armed with knives attacked some of the hundreds attending the ceremony at about 2100 GMT on Wednesday night, police spokesperson Moses Carter said.

He said the death toll was provisional and “may increase” because a number of people were in critical condition.

One person has been arrested and an investigation is under way, he added.