Nine suffocate to death in Uganda New Year’s fireworks
People began pushing through the Freedom City Mall after the clock struck midnight, the army said.
“A large number of people were stranded as they were entering the mass fireworks, as a result, many of them suffocated to death. So far, nine people have been confirmed dead,” a police statement read.
People celebrate New Year at a shopping mall on the highway connecting Kampala and Entebbe Airport.