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Kericho Green Stadium stampede kills four women

Four women are feared dead and 13 other people injured following an early morning stampede at Kericho Green Stadium.

The 3 am incident is reported to have happened before the gates of the stadium were opened to mark this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations.

According to the police, the incident occurred after a vendor spill tea causing panic thus the stampede of hundreds who had arrived.

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“…stampede caused by a lady who was selling tea outside the stadium who accidentally spilled hot tea in the fire near gate “C” along the public road, as a result, members of public panicked and mistook it to be a teargas thrown to them,” said the police

Those injured were rushed to Kericho County Referral Hospital  for treatment as the dead were also taken to the same facility’s morgue.

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