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Nigeria stampede kills 11

Nigerian police say at least 11 people have been killed in a stampede at an election rally that the president was attending.

Victims trampled at election rally

At least 11 people have been killed in a stampede at an election rally that the Nigerian president was attending, police said Sunday.

Rivers state police spokesman Rita Inoma-Abbey said the stampede began Saturday as people tried to push their way into the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta.

She confirmed Sunday that 11 people had been killed.

President Goodluck Jonathan was attending the event but was not injured.

Such stampedes remain a danger at large events in Nigeria, where police often have no formal training handling large crowds.

The rally was held in preparation for elections in April.

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