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Sixty Dead, Hundreds Injured in Ivory Coast Stampede



ABIDJAN – At least 60 people were crushed to death after a New Year’s fireworks display in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan. More than 250 people were wounded. 

The stampede occurred around 3 a.m. local time, when an explosion created a panic outside a stadium in the central plateau district, where a fireworks display had been held for New Year’s Eve, reports the BBC.

According to the Connection Ivorienne website, medical sources are saying between 150 and 200 people were killed in the stampede, and more than 500 were injured. Many of the victims are teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16. 

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