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Scores injured at Zimbabwe music show - Video

by Staff reporter
09 Nov 2014 at 19:41hrs | Views
Scores of fans were injured at the City Sports Centre in Harare last night during the 'Sting' Dancehall show after an eruption of violence which resulted in the police firing teargas into the crowd. This resulted in a stampede as frantic showgoers ran for dear life.

It all started when Seh Calaz and Soul Jah Love got physical on stage, prompting their excitable fans to start fighting, with some trying to leap onto the stage. This is despite Seh Calaz's earlier assertion that he and Soul Jah Love were just rivals and not enemies.

Police started firing teargas into the crowd, sending thousands of revellers scurrying for safety. Some got trampled in the process and sustained serious injuries.

Watch the commotion below.

Harare Central and Parirenyatwa hospitals nurses on duty confirmed that they had admitted casualties from the City Sports Centre riots. They would not say how serious the injuries were or if anyone had died as rumours on social media platforms are insinuating.

At midday StarFM reported that there were unconfirmed reports of people who had died during the stampede.

Police are investigating the issue and have not confirmed if there were any deaths at the event.

On Sunday morning, there was no evidence of the chaos that had transpired just a few hours earlier as the City Sports Centre had been prepped up for Emmanuel Makandiwa's Sunday service and already scores of worshippers were inside awaiting the commencement of the service.

Source - zimbojam
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