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Jan 1 - About 60 crushed to de@th in Ivory Coast stampede


 Jan 1 - About 60 crushed to de@th in Ivory Coast stampede
topic by nightmare - 01-01-2013, 08:54 AM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


ABIDJAN (Reuters) - About 60 people were crushed to de@th in a stampede outside a stadium in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan after a New Year's Eve fireworks display, the government said on Tuesday.

The incident took place near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium where a crowd had gathered to watch fireworks, emergency officials said.

One of the injured, speaking to Reuters at a hospital, said security forces had arrived to break up the crowd, triggering a panic in which many people fell over and were trampled.
"The provisional de@th toll is 60 and there are 49 injured," Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said in a statement broadcast on national television.

President Alassane Ouattara, visiting injured people at the hospital, called the incident a national tragedy and said an investigation was underway to determine what happened.
A Reuters correspondent said blood stains and abandoned shoes littered the scene outside the stadium on Tuesday morning.

"My two children came here yesterday. I told them not to come but they didn't listen. They came when I was sleeping. What will I do?" said a$setou Toure, a cleaner.
She did not know if her children had escaped unhurt.

The incident was the worst of its kind in Abidjan since 2010, when a stampede at a stadium during a football match k!lled 18 people.

Ivory Coast, once a st@ble economic hub for West Africa, is struggling to recover from a 2011 civil war in which more than 3,000 people were k!lled.

About 60 crushed to de@th in Ivory Coast stampede - Yahoo! News


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6 comments for "Jan 1 - About 60 crushed to de@th in Ivory Coast stampede"


 01-02-2013, 03:21 AMaway - #2
bobby doobie 

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If I lived in a place that just had a civil war where attrocities happened, I'd would be ghost too when the "security forces" showed up.
 01-02-2013, 06:32 AMaway - #3
TheMob 80 heat pts80

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Keep your head up Ivory
 01-02-2013, 07:00 AMaway - #4
Gatorfan2611 8 heat pts

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"The incident took place near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium where a crowd had gathered to watch fireworks, emergency officials said.

One of the injured, speaking to Reuters at a hospital, said security forces had arrived to break up the crowd, triggering a panic in which many people fell over and were trampled."

what was the crowd doing for "security forces" to show up? were they looting or something? sounds like they were just chillin
 01-02-2013, 09:46 AMonline - #5
UpTownBronx92 219 heat pts219

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Originally Posted by Gatorfan2611
"The incident took place near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium where a crowd had gathered to watch fireworks, emergency officials said.

One of the injured, speaking to Reuters at a hospital, said security forces had arrived to break up the crowd, triggering a panic in which many people fell over and were trampled."

what was the crowd doing for "security forces" to show up? were they looting or something? sounds like they were just chillin
its africa police, law enforcement are k!llers i a$sume
 01-02-2013, 09:48 AMaway - #6
DNa BRoWN 20 heat pts20

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This makes no sense.
 
 


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