2 January 2013

Angola: GPL Sets Up Team to Aid Year-End Incident Victims

Photo: Euronews
File Photo:Tragedy Claims 13 Lives At Religious Year-End Mass in Angola.

Luanda — The provincial governor of Luanda created Wednesday a multi- sector committee to assist the victims of the tragic incident recorded on New Year's Eve, during a vigil of the Universal Church of God's Kingdom, under the slogan "Day of the End" which claimed allegedly 13 lives.

The information was released by the provincial health director, Rosa Bessa when speaking to the press at the end of a meeting chaired by the provincial governor, Bento Bento.

The meeting was intended to assess the operational degree of the various structures involved in a peaceful festive season.

According to the director, the committee comprises the sectors of culture, health, family and women promotion, police, fire-fighters, secretary general of the government and the media.

Rosa Bessa explained that on the same day a total of 140 people assisted, thirteen were killed, including three children.

The official appealed to parents to avoid taking children to the places of great agglomeration.

Most of those assisted have been discharged from hospital.

The tragic incident happened on Monday at 07:30 pm at the gates of Cidadela Sports Stadium, in Luanda when the faithful were preparing to enter the stadium, venue that hosted a vigil of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, dubbed "Changeover Vigil - Day of the End".

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