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Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

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An Ivory Coast troop stands next to the belongings of people involved in a deadly stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013. At least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a New Year's fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center, said officials.  AP PHOTO/EMANUEL EKRA

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast—A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year’s fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast’s main city, killing 61 people—many of them children and teenagers—and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said. Thousands had gathered at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan’s Plateau district to see the fireworks. It was only the [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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