Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast Stampede
The belongings of people that were involved in a stampe lies on the ground in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Jan 1 2013. At least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a New Year's fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center, said officials. The death toll is expected to rise, according to rescue workers. The majority of those killed were young people between eight and 15 years old who were trampled after the fireworks festivities in Abidjan's Plateau district, at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, said Col. Issa Sako, of the fire department rescue team. (AP Photo/Emanuel Ekra)