Nine people have died in a stampede in Asawase, a suburb of Kumasi in the

Six of the dead are reported to be females and three males. Those injured are receiving treatment at the Manhyia hospital with one person in a critical condition.

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The Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Shiek Abdul Moman who confirmed the incident on Kumasi-based Angel FM sent out his condolences to families of the bereaved.

He expressed worry that Muslims in the country have refused to heed to calls to show restraint while they feast and celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The Chief Imam added that such activities as reckless use of motorbikes, cars, drinking, erotic dancing, among others as forms of celebrations of Eid did not convey a good perception about Muslims.

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Meanwhile, is still unclear what led to the stampede. Police are yet to come out with further information, pending investigations.