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Seven dead in stampede at Nigerian stadium

Published on Mar 15, 2014 7:30 PM

ABUJA (AFP) - At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in Nigeria's national stadium on Saturday in a stampede that took place during a government recruitment session.

"The immigration (service) was having a recruitment exercise at the stadium ... there was a stampede and they brought the victims to the national hospital," said hospital spokesman Tayo Haastrup. No official casualty list was given, but AFP counted seven dead.