19 teenagers, children killed in Tanzania stampede

October 2nd, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Nairobi, Oct 2 (DPA) At least 19 teenagers and children have died during a stampede at a disco organized to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Tanzania, reports said Thursday.The BBC, quoting police officials in the Tabora region of northwest Tanzania, said that the stampeded occurred Wednesday night after “a commotion in the disco.”

Those killed were aged between 12 years and 17 years, police said.

Others are being treated for injuries and an investigation has been launched, the police said.

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