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UK offers condolences to Ivory Coast following deadly stampede

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has expressed his sadness following the death and injury of people in a stampede in Ivory Coast.

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Commenting on a stampede following a New Year’s Eve celebration in the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Foreign Office Minister of State Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP said:

“I am shocked and deeply saddened at the tragic loss of life in a stampede in Ivory Coast, which has also injured hundreds of people. During what should have been a happy and joyous celebration of the New Year, many families are now mourning their loved ones. The UK Government sends its sincere condolences to all the Ivorian people at this time.”

Published 1 January 2013