At least 36 killed in stampede in Mali

11:59, February 23, 2011      

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At least 36 people were killed and 70 others injured on Monday night in a stampede in a stadium in Mali's capital Bamako, media reports said.

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.

Many of those injured were transported to hospitals in Bamako.

Source: Xinhua
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