Angola vigil crush at Luanda stadium kills 10

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Ten people have been crushed to death and 120 injured in Angola as they tried to enter an overcrowded stadium for a New Year's Eve vigil, reports say.

The dead were asphyxiated or crushed at the gates of Luanda's Citadela Desportiva stadium, where a Pentecostal Church was to hold the event.

Far more than an expected 70,000 people attended, said a representative for the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

Four children were among the dead, emergency services reported.

The Church was established in 1977 in Brazil, and is represented in more than 100 countries, according to its website.

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