Nigeria stampede kills 11
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.