ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - At least 61 people were killed during a stampede when New Year's revels turned into a panicked stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center, authorities said.
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.
A Reuters correspondent said there were blood stains and abandoned shoes outside a local stadium early Tuesday.
"My two children came here yesterday," Assetou Toure told Reuters. "I told them not to come but they didn't listen. They came when I was sleeping. What will I do?"
Toure, a cleaner, said she did not know if her children survived.
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