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Children and Women killed in Niger Food Distribution Stampede

Sources said, On Monday, In a stampede at a distribution of food and money for dislocated people in Diffa, Southeast Niger has resulted in the death of twenty people including women and children.

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A medical source has said “We have a provisional toll of 20 dead” and 10 people have been injured, Aid workers as confirmed.

Diffa is a city and Urban Commune in the extreme southeast of Niger, near the border with Nigeria. It is the administrative seat of both Diffa Region, and the smaller Diffa Department.

The commune had a total population of 48,005 people.

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