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24 killed in a stampede in Guinea

Posted on Jul 30 2014 | IANS

Conakry, July 30 : At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beach concert to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Guinea capital Conakry, media reported Wednesday.

The country declared a week of national mourning after what it called a "tragic drama" at a concert by the Guinean rap group Instinct Killers, BBC reported.

The concert took place Tuesday evening on a beach in Ratoma in the capital.

The authorities were "shocked by the tragic drama caused by mass movements at a cultural event," a president's office statement said.

Hospital sources said there were 13 girls among 24 people the dead, the report said.

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