Quantcast


Last updated: February 20. 2013 12:22AM - 95 Views

Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) Authorities say 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.


State radio and a fire department rescue worker, who refused to give his name, said that many more people were injured in the Plateau district of Abidjan as the event ended about 4 a.m.


The worker said a crowd of thousands gathered at the Houphouet Boigny Stadium to see the fireworks and after the display the crowd became a crush in which people were trampled.


Associated Press
Comments
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com