Africa

At Least 60 Crushed to Death in New Year's Eve Stampede in Ivory Coast

At a fireworks display

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A New Year's Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast turned from celebration to tragedy early Tuesday when 60 people—most of them women and children—were crushed to death in a stampede, officials said.

Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said another 40 people were injured, two of them seriously.