36 Killed in Mali Stampede

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - The minister of interior security said in a statement that 36 people were killed in a stampede Monday following a religious ceremony.

Sadio Gassame said the stampede occurred at Bamako's Modibo
Keita Stadium during an event on Monday marking the Muslim holy
period of Maouloud.

The accident took place at the end of the ceremony as people were trying to leave and the crowd surged against a metal barrier.

Anguished families gathered outside the capital's Gabriel Toure
Hospital, waiting for news as doctors were preparing to post a list
of the dead.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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