PHOTOS: The Deadly Stampede That Killed 60, Injured 200 In Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Date: 01-01-2013 8:04 pm (9 years ago) | Author: franel
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- at 1-01-2013 08:04 PM (9 years ago)
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«§» 1 January 2013

Revellers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan had been enjoying a fireworks display to welcome in the new year when tragedy struck.





As thousands of people made their way out of the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, many became caught up in a stampede in the street outside.



It is not clear what caused the crush, although some reports say the large crowd of people leaving the festivities coincided with the arrival of a group trying to enter the venue.



At least 60 people are known to have died and more than 200 were injured. Many of the victims were children.



President Alassane Ouattara visited the wounded in hospital and has pledged to investigate what caused the crush.

~BBC


Posted: at 1-01-2013 08:04 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
- Babydock1 at 1-01-2013 09:10 PM (9 years ago)
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Unfortunate and sad. My condolences to families of the victims and to those hospitalized wish a speedy recovery.
Posted: at 1-01-2013 09:10 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Unikpearl at 1-01-2013 09:53 PM (9 years ago)
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So sad
r.i.pGod will console the victims families...
Posted: at 1-01-2013 09:53 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- maryclaret at 1-01-2013 10:05 PM (9 years ago)
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How sad...

Posted: at 1-01-2013 10:05 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- holaolu1 at 1-01-2013 10:34 PM (9 years ago)
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 Embarrassed
Posted: at 1-01-2013 10:34 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- arsenal123 at 1-01-2013 10:58 PM (9 years ago)
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RIP..
Posted: at 1-01-2013 10:58 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ezchusa at 2-01-2013 03:14 AM (9 years ago)
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God is watching

Posted: at 2-01-2013 03:14 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- stikerxxx at 2-01-2013 08:29 AM (9 years ago)
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TOO BAD  Sad Sad Sad
Posted: at 2-01-2013 08:29 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Yakuzia at 2-01-2013 09:02 AM (9 years ago)
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R.I.P
Posted: at 2-01-2013 09:02 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- BlueIxora at 2-01-2013 09:46 AM (9 years ago)
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Oh that's sad...rip to the dead and speed recovery to the wounded.
Posted: at 2-01-2013 09:46 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 2-01-2013 09:54 AM (9 years ago)
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R.I.P
Posted: at 2-01-2013 09:54 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- analyzation at 2-01-2013 09:55 AM (9 years ago)
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tragic. RIP to the dead. injured persons hope u get well soon
Posted: at 2-01-2013 09:55 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- TIGHTPUSSY at 2-01-2013 10:04 AM (9 years ago)
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 Cry
Posted: at 2-01-2013 10:04 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- alibab at 2-01-2013 10:46 AM (9 years ago)
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What a sad news, wht are course?
Posted: at 2-01-2013 10:46 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- webrose at 2-01-2013 11:31 AM (9 years ago)
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hmm rip oh
Posted: at 2-01-2013 11:31 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 2-01-2013 11:53 AM (9 years ago)
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very bad

Posted: at 2-01-2013 11:53 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- moriztuos at 2-01-2013 12:01 PM (9 years ago)
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awwww  Sad
Posted: at 2-01-2013 12:01 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jamesbondchick at 2-01-2013 12:41 PM (9 years ago)
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Oh no!

Posted: at 2-01-2013 12:41 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 2-01-2013 01:01 PM (9 years ago)
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wetin happen, dem neva see fireworks before.
i hope their sacrifice would usher in the peace they were celebrating.
RIP.
Posted: at 2-01-2013 01:01 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- angesco at 2-01-2013 01:41 PM (9 years ago)
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As per norm - African hospital ward looking devoid of any medical equipment.

HAPPY NE YEAR AFRICA!!!
Posted: at 2-01-2013 01:41 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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