8 People Reportedly Dead Following Stampede At Music Festival

At least eight people were crashed to death in a stampede at the Afro-Music Channel festival in Benguela, Angola last weekend.

A witness told eNews that the stampede began at the over-crowded stadium where exit doors had been locked. The panic began at the end of the event because police were looking for criminals.

“There are more bodies in morgues in the city. The criminal investigation service told me that the death toll was 20.” an Angolan journalist, Nelson Sul, told AFP.

Benguela police released a statement confirming the eight deaths, but the exact causes of death have yet to be determined.

The investigation is ongoing.