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This is What Caused Stampede at Kericho Green Stadium that Left 4 People Dead


As the country is celebrating the Mashujaa Day today, other families from Jericho county are mourning as others are nursing their loved ones after a disastrous incident happened today.










Enthusiastic and jubilant residents of Jericho had thronged the Kericho Green Stadium where the Mashujaa Day celebrations were to be held, to get their best positions on the strands so as to capture fully the events of the day. As early as 4 am, patriotic Kenyans from different parts of the country ha started arriving at the venue.












However, the day that was to be a happy day for all attendees turned tragic after a stampede occurred in the crowded stadium. This left four people dead while more than 15 were rushed to hospital with critical injuries. According to police report, the commotion started after a cup of tea accidentally spill into fire that had been lit causing smoke to rise. This sent panic to the crowd which mistook it for a teargas smoke and started stamping for safety.















Since the ground was wet and muddy due to rain that has been ongoing in the area, many people fell down and were stepped on in the process causing the four to lose their lives.











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