Kinoru stadium
Citizens on the tree that broke in Kinoru Stadium. /Courtesy

20 people have been rushed to the hospital after a tree they were hanging on broke its branches as they followed the Madaraka Day celebrations at Kinoru Stadium in Meru.

The stadium with a capacity of 18, 000 people had filled by 7 am in the morning and those who missed space were seen hanging around the stadium before they allowed in after presentations.

Read: Stampede At Madaraka Day Celebrations Venue As Thousands Force Way In

Others who were not lucky to get in hang on the trees to get a better view while others sat under it for shade.

A branch of the tree unfortunately broke injuring those who were on top and under the tree. The incident comes hours after a stampede was reported in the morning as people attempted to force themselves inside the Kinoru Stadium.

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