11 dead in Nigeria election rally stampede
The rally in Port Harcourt was to serve as a homecoming for a leader born in the oil rich Niger Billig Generisk Cialis Delta region. Instead, the event highlighted the country's volatility ahead of April's national elections, and Jonathan's convoy caused a fatal traffic crash even before the "Buy Cheap Jintropin Online" stadium melee.Organizers held the rally Saturday at Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium, a soccer venue that can hold about 25,000 people. As Jonathan began his speech, some attendees tried to leave to beat the traffic out of the stadium, while others pushed their way inside to Cialis 10 Mg Goedkoop hear his speech, said Ibim Buy Cialis Switzerland Semenitari, a Rivers state government spokeswoman.Eleven people died in the crush, Rivers state "Anabolika Definition" police spokeswoman Rita Inoma Abbey said. Semenitari said at least 46 others had sought treatment at hospitals.Jonathan was not injured during the stampede and his office issued a statement about the "unfortunate loss of lives" at the rally before local officials confirmed any fatalities."I am sad and heavily weighed down by this incident," the statement quoted Jonathan as saying. "It is sad, unfortunate and regrettable. I mourn with those who mourn tonight. Such stampedes remain a danger at large events in Nigeria, where police often have no formal training handling large crowds.Political parties often pay the unemployed to attend such events to swell numbers, while organizers often hand out free hats and shirts to attendees a valued gift in a Turinabol Roid Plus country where most earn less than $2 a day.Stampedes are "usually a thing that happens Sustanon 250 Pills For Sale at a rally," Semenitari said.Even before the event, Jonathan's visit was marred by deaths. As his large presidential convoy moved through the two lane roads outside of Port Harcourt, one vehicle crashed into a civilian automobile.The rally Saturday came after a week of campaign stops for Jonathan, the presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party for the upcoming April Tren Delantero Ford F100 72 election. Jonathan's rallies have been troubled by attendees in the Muslim north walking out before his speeches, a sign of unease that the Christian southern will be the ruling party's flag bearer.