24 killed in Guinea beach concert celebrating end of Ramadan




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24 killed in Guinea beach concert celebrating end of RamadanCONAKRY (Reuters) – At least 24 people were in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital, news agency AFP said, Guinea’s Presidency declaring a week of after what it described as a “tragic drama”.

A statement from the Presidency said the incident occurred at a beach in the Ratoma neighbourhood of the capital, Conakry. It noted some and injuries but did not give a .

“While waiting for the of an investigation, information from and security authorities indicate and several injuries,” the Presidency said on Tuesday. [eap_ad_2] AFP quoted Guinean hospital on the of people .

The stampede, which occurred during celebrations to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in mainly Guinea, comes at a when workers are already stretched by an of Ebola.

The deadly tropical virus first detected in the , mineral-rich West African country in February and has since spread to Liberia and Leone, killing more than 670 people, according to the World Organization.[eap_ad_3]