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8 feared dead in stampede as Port Harcourt residents jostle for Christmas palliative (photos)



Eight people are feared dead in a stampede for free Christmas food items.

The stampede occurred at about 7:30am on Tuesday, December 15, around Rumudara Town, Obio/Akpor LGA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to, the incident happened at an office allegedly owned by Pinkcoin, an online blockchain digital assets designed for giving charity.

Pinkcoin was said to have invited everyone who registered with them in Obio/Akpor LGA to come and redeem their Christmas palliatives, on Tuesday.

A huge crowd turned up and could not be controlled as they struggled to get access into the premises of the firm.

Unfortunately, some people were trampled upon during the rush to collect the palliatives.

Below is a video of the crowd at the venue, waiting to collect the Christmas palliatives.