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Wednesday, 2 January 2013
60 Crushed To Death In NYE Ivory Coast Stampede Including 26 Children (PHOTOS)
Heartbreaking news came out of the Ivory Coast yesterday morning as it
was reported that 60 people were crushed to death following a stampede
that took place at a fireworks display. The 60 dead included 26
children, 28 women and six men.
The stampede took place near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium where crowd had gathered to watch fireworks and according to reports by Reuters, one
of the injured said the stampede began when security forces arrived to
break up the crowd, triggering a mass rush and panic causing many to
fall over and be trampled to death.
The Ivory Coast, known officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is
located on the coast of West Africa struggling to overcome from
hardships brought upon them by civil war in 2011. This is the most
deadly stampede the country has ever seen.
Please keep the people of the Ivory Coast in your prayers.