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19 killed in Ivory Coast stadium stampede

world Updated: Mar 30, 2009 08:17 IST
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At least 19 people were killed on 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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