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60 dead in New Year’s stampede in Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast First Lady Dominique Ouattara, center left, speaks with a person injured in a stampede as they are treated at a hospital in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013. At least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a New Year's fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center, said officials. The death toll is expected to rise, according to rescue workers. AP/Emanuel Ekra

The Ivory Coast on Wednesday began three days of national mourning after a stampede among crowds gathered for celebratory New Year’s Eve fireworks in Abidjan left at least 60 dead and dozens injured.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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