Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama
Authorities in Ghana say nine people are dead after a stampede during an Eid celebration to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Nyamekye Adane-Ameyaw, the police district commander where the deaths occurred early Thursday, said the stampede took place at a community center in a suburb of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city.
Survivors told police that the stampede happened after the lights went out during a party at the community center and people panicked and tried to leave.
Adane-Ameyaw said there had been an apparent dispute between two DJs who were performing at the same time and the lights were turned off to try to calm it.
Source:: PM Newspaper