Bamako Mali crowd incident 22/02/2011
Crowds crushed in Bamako stadium stampede
AP – At least 36 people were killed in a stampede Monday when a crowd surged against a metal barrier after a Muslim ceremony, Mali’s minister of interior security and civil protection said.
Sadio Gassame said the stampede at Bamako’s Modibo Keita Stadium took place during a ceremony marking the Muslim holy period of Maouloud. The incident occurred as tens of thousands of people were attempting to leave through a metallic enclosure.
Dozens dead in Bamako stadium stampede
At least 36 people were killed in a crush at a stadium in Mali’s capital, Bamako, on Monday night. The stampede occurred as Muslims surged forward to seek blessings from a renowned imam. 70 people were injured in the incident at the Modibo Keita stadium, which seats 25,000 people.
Mali stampede in Bamako 'kills dozens'
Dhaka, Feb 22 (bdnews24.com ) — At least 30 people have been killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Malian capital of Bamako, officials say.
Seventy others were injured in the incident, which occurred at the end of a sermon given by imam Osman Madani Haidara, reports BBC.
Dozens dead in Mali stampede
At least 36 killed in a stampede as thousands gather in a stadium in Bamako to listen to a preacher.