Houphouët-Boigny crowd incident 01/01/2013

Houphouët-Boigny crowd incident 01/01/2013

Ivory Coast mourns 60 killed in New Year’s stampede

Ivory Coast’s president declared three days of national mourning and promised a speedy investigation into the New Year’s Day stampede that killed 60 people, most of them women and children.

61 killed in Ivory Coast stampede

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.

61 killed in New Year's stampede in Ivory Coast

A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year’s fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast’s commercial center, killing 61 people — many of them youths — and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said.

Ivory Coast new year stampede kills dozens in Abidjan

At least 60 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a crush during new year festivities in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, officials say.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday as people were heading home from a fireworks display at a stadium in the city’s Plateau district.

Most of the dead are believed to be children aged between eight and 15.

Details of what caused the stampede are unclear, but the government has pledged to investigate the tragedy.

Scores killed in Ivory Coast stampede

At least 61 people have been crushed to death and more than 200 injured in a stampede outside a stadium in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan after a New Year’s Eve fireworks display, the government has said.

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