UN mission extends support to Côte d'Ivoire after deadly stampede

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Special Representative Bert Koenders. UNOCI

The United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) has offered to provide technical and logistical assistance to the country's authorities following a deadly stampede on New Year's Day.

According to reports, at least 61 people died and scores others were injured when hundreds of people left a fireworks display at a stadium in the city of Abidjan.

UNOCI had sent a medical emergency team to the site of the incident.

UN envoy Bert Koenders has extended condolences to the families and friends of the victims, as well as to all Ivorians.

In a statement, he said the tragic incident "brought grief to the nation as citizens celebrated with joy the advent of the year 2013 which holds great hopes of peace building, reconciliation, healing, political, economic recovery and wellness for all.”

Beng Poblete-Enriquez, United Nations.

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