Zambians die in stampede over free sandwiches


More than 10 people have reportedly died and over 30 injured while trying to receive free food from the Church of Christ this morning.

Due to hunger and general poverty under the current government, hundreds of thousands of people turned up to access free food but ended up causing a stampede at the Olympic Youth Development Center.

The Church of Christ was scheduled to distribute free food parcels to 35,000 people in Lusaka as part of its humanitarian works across the country.

But instead the number of hungry people who turned up swelled to more than 400, 000.

The once proud Zambians started gathering as early as 03 hours this morning to access a free pack, which is just a drink and sandwich.

The casualties are being treated at Chipata Clinic while others were rushed to the University Teaching Hospital.

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