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60 killed in Ivory Coast New Year’s Eve stampede

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 7:46 EDT
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People stand next to clothing scattered on the pavement at the scene in Abidjan on January 1, 2013 following a stampede. At least 60 people died and at least dozens were injured as crowds stampeded overnight during celebratory New Year's fireworks, Ivory Coast rescue workers said. Photo: AFP.
 
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At least 60 people died and dozens were injured in Abidjan as crowds stampeded overnight during celebratory New Year’s fireworks, Ivory Coast rescue workers said Tuesday.

The head of military rescue workers, Lieutenant Colonel Issa Sako, told public television that “60 people” died and 200 were injured based on a preliminary toll. Another rescue official said told AFP the toll is “61 dead and 48 injured.”

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