New Year’s Stampede Kills More Than 60

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (January 1, 2012)—At least 61 people were killed in a stampede when New Year's revels turned into a panicked stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center, authorities said Tuesday.

State radio and a fire department rescue worker, who refused to give his name, said that many more people were injured in the incident at about 2 a.m. after a fireworks display in the Plateau district of Abidjan.


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