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Ten people killed in Mozambique election rally

At least 10 people have been killed and a further 98 injured during a stampede at an election rally for Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi.

Health authorities state that the deaths occurred when a large crowd tried to move through a single gate of a stadium in the city Nampula, northern Mozambique, where the rally was being held on Wednesday.

Mozambique’s Interior Minister, Basilio Monteiro, stated that the government would create a commission of inquiry to investigate the cause of the incident.

This is Mozambique’s second week of election campaigning with the general election being held in October 15th. 

President Filipe Nyusi, is part of the ruling Frelimo party, he hopes to secure a second term.

The Public Integrity Centre’s has reported that in the first week of the campaign a dozen people were killed and 29 injured. A further 33 have been arrested mostly related to destroying posters of other parties. 

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