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61 killed in Ivory Coast stampede

AP [ Updated 01 Jan 2013, 19:10:41 ]
61 killed in Ivory Coast stampede

Abidjan,Jan 1: Authorities say that at least 61 people were killed in a stampede when New Year’s revelry turned into a panicked stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s commercial centre.

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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