Egypt offered its sincere condolences to Liberia, on Monday, over the stampede at a religious rally that left dozens dead.
“Egypt offers its deep condolence to the families of the deceased,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, affirming solidarity and support for Liberia’s government and people in their loss.
On Thursday, at least 30 worshipers, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, were killed in a stampede at a religious rally in Liberia’s capital.
Police spokesman Moses Carter revealed that the incident occurred at around 9 pm on Wednesday at a Christian prayer gathering in New Kru Town, a poor suburb of Monrovia.
“The death toll is provisional and “may increase” as some people are in critical condition,” Carter said.
He added that a group of young boys attempted to rob worshipers as they were leaving the gathering, causing them to retreat in panic.