Scores Killed in Ivory Coast Stampede



Author:
Euro News
Publisher:
Euro News
Publication Date:
1 January 2013
Tags:
Cote d'Ivoire

At least 60 people have been killed in a stampede as they were leaving a New Year fireworks display in Ivory Coast. According to state radio, as many as 200 others were injured in the crush outside a large stadium in Abidjan, the former capital city. The 65,000 capacity stadium was named after the country's founding president Felix Houphouet Boigny.