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45 People Died In March 21 Stampede To View Magufuli’s Body

CHATO, TANZANIA – MARCH 26: A man watches Magufuli’s coffin arrive on March 26, 2021 in Chato, Tanzania. The country has held a series of services to mourn the late president that culminates with his burial in his hometown of Chato. President Magufuli died last week after having gone several weeks without public appearances. Tanzanian officials said the cause of death was heart disease. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)


The stampede that occurred at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam during the public viewing of late President John Magufuli’s body claimed 45 lives.



According to the latest report by Tanzania authorities,  37 more people were injured when hundreds of mourners attempted to force their way into Uhuru Stadium to pay last respects to Magufuli on March 21.


“These people were not criminals. They went to the stadium to express their love for their departed leader but because the number of people was huge, some became impatient and opted to use unofficial entry points to get into the stadium,” Dar es Salaam special police zone commander Lazaro Mambosasa, told Mwananchi newspaper.


Last week, the remains of five members of the same family, who died after being trampled at Uhuru Stadium were buried.


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