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At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

Published on Jul 30, 2014 11:30 AM
 

CONAKRY (AFP) - A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.

The government declared a week of national mourning after what it called a "tragic drama" on the beach on Tuesday in the capital city's northern Ratoma suburb where popular Guinean rap group Instinct Killers was playing among other artists.

Medics took at least 24 bodies including 13 girls to a hospital morgue at Donka, a hospital official told AFP.

"For the time being we have 24 bodies at the Donka hospital morgue and dozens of injured were rushed to various (Conakry) health centres after this deadly stampede," said a police officer.

 
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