22 Fans Crushed at Ivory Coast World Cup Qualifier

50,000 came to see European stars play
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2009 1:37 AM CDT
22 Fans Crushed at Ivory Coast World Cup Qualifier
Men carry an injured spectator following a stadium stampede ahead of a World Cup qualifying match between the Ivory Coast and Malawi.   (AP Photo)

At least 22 people were killed and 132 wounded in a stampede yesterday at a packed Ivory Coast soccer match, the Telegraph reports. The panic was sparked as fans without tickets broke down a stadium wall and poured inside. Victims were treated just yards away as Ivory Coast beat Malawi 5 to 0 in the World Cup qualifier.
(Read more Ivory Coast stories.)

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