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Ivory Coast new year stampede kill dozens in Abidjan

At least 60 people have been crushed to death and some 250 injured during new year festivities in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, rescue officials say.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday near a stadium in the central Plateau area of the city where a fireworks display was held.

The victims included many children, and the death toll is expected to rise, as the BBC's Mark Doyle reports.

  • 01 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa