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New Year: 5 Hospitalized After Stampede at Pastor Bugingo’s Church

At least five people have been rushed to hospital after sustaining injuries in a stampede at Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s church in Kampala. 

“The church is too full and people are pushing and stepping on each other,” said Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) publicist Irene Nakasiita on January 1, 2019. 

Thousands of worshippers are currently gathered at Canaan Land Church in Makerere where Bugingo is preaching. 

Nakasiita said, “five cases have so far been referred to Mulago Referral Hospital’s casualty section.”

She didn’t reveal the victims, citing privacy reasons. 

Meanwhile, at least two people have been attacked by thugs at Garden City.

The URCS rushed the victims in an ambulance to Mulago hospital.

The sItuation in Entebbe was calm.

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However, the traffic is terrible with crowds gathered all over to have fun. 

Streets and bars are full of merrymakers as they welcome a new year.

Fireworks were visible at Sky Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Pearl of Africa Hotel and Mestil Hotel, lighting up the city’s skyline. 

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