posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 08:53 AM
With the Hillsborough disaster refreshed in everyones minds where 96 were crushed to death in a football stadium
(Hillsborough - The Disaster, the Cover-up)
this goes and happens in another stadiumon
the Ivory coast.
Reports of thsoe that died were mostly children between the ages of 8 and 15..
There appears to be no apparent reason for the stampede as of yet.
The number of dead is expected to rise, possibly through injuries sustained.
At least 60 people have been crushed to death and more than 200 injured during new year festivities in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, officials
The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday near a stadium in the central Plateau area of the city where a fireworks display was held.
The cause of the stampede is not yet clear. It occurred as people were heading home after the event.
People had gathered there for the organsied fireworks display. The government will be covering the medical costs of all those injured that require
May the dead rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you, on what would have been the start of a brand new year.
I hope this is not a sign.
This leads me to ask, are stadiums as safe as we hope they should be? I knowit is a rare event, but in case of emergencies, how quickly would people
rush to the exits? How can we prevent this from happening again?