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61 killed in New Year's stampede in Ivory Coast

7:51 AM, Jan 1, 2013   |    comments
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State radio and a fire department rescue worker, who refused to give his name, estimated that an additional 200 people were injured in the Plateau district of Abidjan at about 4 a.m.

The emergency worker said a crowd of thousands gathered at the Houphouet Boigny Stadium to see the fireworks and after the display the crowds in the street became a crush in which people were trampled.

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