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At least 36 people killed in Mali stadium

By on February 22, 2011

At least 36 people were killed in
an overnight stampede at a stadium in Mali’s capital, state
radio reported on Tuesday.

Thousands of people had gathered at the Modibo Keita stadium
in Bamako to listen to an Islamic preacher when the stampede
started. It was not clear what sparked the stampede.
An official involved in the organisation of the event said
nearly all those killed were women. Crowds of people were
gathering at the hospital on Tuesday morning to identify the

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