ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - Authorities say
at least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a
New Year's fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial
State radio and a fire department rescue worker, who
refused to give his name, said that many more people were injured in the
Plateau district of Abidjan as the event ended about 4 a.m.
worker said a crowd of thousands gathered at the Houphouet Boigny
Stadium to see the fireworks and after the crowd became a crush in which
people were trampled.