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61 killed in post-celebration stampede in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory CoastA 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.

At Least 60 People Crushed to Death in Ivory Coast Stampede

About 60 people were crushed to death in a stampede outside a stadium in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan after a New Year’s Eve fireworks display, the government said on Tuesday.

Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Years Firework show

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Ivory Coast stampede survivors blame barricades

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Survivors of a stampede in Ivory Coast that killed 61 people, most of them children and teenagers, after a New Year’s Eve fireworks display said Wednesday that makeshift barricades stopped them from moving along a main boulevard, causing the crush of people.

New Year's horror as 61 people including 26 children crushed to death and dozens hurt in stampede at Ivory Coast fireworks display

At least 61 people were crushed to death in a stampede at a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan, authorities said today.

Ivory Coast Stadium Stampede Kills 61

Children aged as young as eight are among the dead after dozens of people are trampled underfoot at a fireworks display.

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