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At least 61 crushed to death in Ivory Coast stampede

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

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...more

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
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A view of 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

A view of 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...more

A view of 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
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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. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

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. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

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. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (R, in white) listens to a police report during a visit to the site of a stampede that occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in the Plateau district of Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (R, in white) listens to a police report during a visit to the site of a stampede that occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in the Plateau district of Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (R, in white) listens to a police report during a visit to the site of a stampede that occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in the Plateau district of Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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Soldiers arrive at the site of a stampede that occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Plateau district, Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Soldiers arrive at the site of a stampede that occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Plateau district, Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Soldiers arrive at the site of a stampede that occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Plateau district, Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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A view of a pit in Plateau district where a stampede occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

A view of a pit in Plateau district where a stampede occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

A view of a pit in Plateau district where a stampede occurred after a New Year's Eve fireworks display in Abidjan January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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