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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.



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