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60 die in Ivory Coast stampede

2013-01-01 14:50

Abidjan - At least 60 people were crushed to death in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan overnight after a New Year's Eve fireworks display, an emergency official and state radio said on Tuesday.

"There are around 60 dead, and about 200 injured, this is a provisional estimate," a rescue official told Reuters, asking not to be named.

He said the incident happened near a stadium where a crowd had gathered to watch fireworks.

Comments
  • Todd - 2013-01-02 01:43

    So very sad. Tragedy never seems to take a day of rest.

  • Todd - 2013-01-02 01:43

    So very sad. Tragedy never seems to take a day of rest.

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-02 07:38

    Don,t get me wrong i love fireworks but play with fire u get burnt?

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