61 Dead — Mostly Kids — in New Year’s Eve Fireworks Stampede in Ivory Coast

At least 61 people are dead and more than 200 injured after a crowd stampede following a New Year’s Eve fireworks show in the Ivory Coast.

A local fire official said most of the dead are between 8 and 15 years old.

The tragedy unfolded around 1 a.m. as the crowd streamed out around the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in the Plateau of Abidjan.

View Larger Map

Win a $500 Amazon shopping spree

Join Heavy's daily email newsletter to enter to win a $500 Black Friday Shopping Spree on Amazon.
Read the sweepstakes rules here.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 855 other followers