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24 Killed in Guinea Concert Stampede

  • VOA News

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a week of mourning after a stampede at a rap concert left at least 24 people dead.

The stampede happened Tuesday night on a beach in Conakry where thousands of people had gathered for the concert to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

A statement from the presidency called the incident a "tragic drama," but did not give a death toll.

The government is investigating the incident.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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