Jan 01, 2013, 08.42 PM IST | Source: Reuters

About 60 crushed to death in Ivory Coast stadium stampede

IVORYCOAST-STADIUM:About 60 crushed to death in Ivory Coast stadium stampede

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - About 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.

(Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Louise Ireland)


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