36 killed in stampede in Mali: media report

February 22nd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Bamako (Mali), Feb 22 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed and 70 others injured Monday night in a stampede that occurred in a stadium in Mali’s capital Bamako, media reports said.The Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in western Africa.

The accident occurred at the 25,000-seat Modibo Keita Stadium when the crowd wanted to touch a renowned imam, who had finished delivering his sermon and was proceeding to give a benediction, Xinhua reported.

Many of those injured were taken to hospitals in Bamako.

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