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Ivory Coast stampede claims over 60 lives

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 22:25

Zeenews Bureau

Abidjan: New Year festivities have claimed 60 lives as stampede broke out in a stadium in Ivory Coast’s city of Abidjan.

The reason for stampede is still being inverstigated.A huge crowd was gathered in Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium to celebrate the New Year as per the BBC report.
Apart from this some 250 people were reportedly injured in the stadium where a firework display was held.

The rescue officials have begun operations and relatives of the affected reached the site which was strewn with the remains of the dead bodies.

First Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 17:58

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