At least 61 crushed to death in Ivory Coast stampede

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Shoes are seen along a street in Plateau district where a stampede occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Abidjan January 1, 2013. About 60 people were crushed to death 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. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon