From ......... Daily News Miner
August 14, 1994
140 IN CONGO DIE IN CHURCH STAMPEDE
BRAZZAVILLE, Congo A tropical storm broke out as thousands of people were leaving a church service, triggering a panicked stampede for shelter that killed 143 people, the official news agency said Saturday.
More than 50 children were among the people who either were trampled to death or suffocated in the surging crowd during the Friday evening service at the Saint Pierre Claver Roman Catholic Church in Brazzaville's Bacongo neighborhood, state radio reported.
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