Zambia - Nine Killed In Job Search Stampede


Nine people were killed in a stampede in Zambia on Monday when about 5,000 job seekers stormed a fishing company to apply for a handful of part-time posts, a government official said.
"Eight of the victims died on the spot and another died in hospital where he was taken for treatment," said Northern province permanent secretary Emmanuel Mwamba.

The incident occurred in Mpulungu, about 800 kms (500 miles) north of Lusaka.
Some economists estimate Zambia's unemployment rate at well over 60 percent.

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