19 killed in Ivory Coast stadium stampede

March 30th, 2009 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS  

Hamburg, March 30 (DPA) At least 19 people were killed Sunday when a wall collapsed at a football stadium during Ivory Coast’s 5-0 Group E African qualifying match in Abidjan, media reports said.The BBC reported that there were some 36,000 spectators in the stadium when the wall collapsed, causing a stampede amongst the spectators.

The report said the police tried unsuccessfully to control the crowd that started panicking.

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