Ten people were crushed to death and 120 injured in the
Angolan capital Luanda as they tried to enter an overcrowded
stadium for a vigil organised by a Pentecostal church, the
state news agency Angop reported.
Angop cited an emergency services spokesman as saying the
victims, including four children, were crushed at the gates
of the Cidadela Desportiva stadium, where the Universal
Church of the Kingdom of God (IURD) organised a vigil on
Monday night (local time).
IURD is a Pentecostal Christian church created in 1977 in
Brazil, where it has over 8 million followers, according to
its own website. IURD says it is present in most countries of
Ferner Batalha, IURD's deputy bishop for Angola, said the
vigil had been overcrowded.
"Our expectation was to have 70,000 people, but that was
surpassed by far," Angop cited him as saying.