61 killed in New Year's stampede in Ivory Coast

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Authorities say that at least 61 people were killed in a stampede when New Year's revels turned into a panicked stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center.

State radio and a fire department rescue worker, who refused to give his name, said that many more people were injured in the incident at about 2 a.m. after a fireworks display in the Plateau district of Abidjan.


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