Ivory Coast stampede kills 60

At least 60 people, most of them children, were crushed to death in a new year stampede in Abidjan, the biggest city in the Ivory Coast, yesterday. The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning after a crowd was making its way back from a fireworks display, the west African country’s government said.

As well as the death toll, which is expected to rise, hundreds are believed to have been injured.