At least 31 die in church crush in southern Nigeria

STORY: A video taken after the incident showed people lying dead on the ground and women were heard screaming in the background.

Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the crush, Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state said.

"People were there earlier and some got impatient and started rushing, which led to stampeding. The police are on the ground monitoring the situation while the investigation is ongoing," said Iringe-Koko.

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