Mar. 16 - At least seven people are killed in a stampede among job-seekers at a recruitment drive in the Nigerian capital. Sarah Toms reports.
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Slippers and clothing lie strewn on the floor in the Nigerian capital....the result of a deadly stampede.
Thousands of people came here to the national stadium in Abuja in the hope of finding a job.
It was full to capacity.
Outside tens of thousands more waited to take a test for the chance of work in the immigration service.
Desperate job seekers stampeded crushing several people to death.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMAN SAYING:
"They can arrange these things ... the world is computerised these days. We are in a global world. There is a better way of doing things."
Scores were injured and hospitals were unable to cope.
The sheer size of the crowds is a testament to the vast numbers of unemployed in Nigeria. More than one third of the country's under 25s are jobless.
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