Jan. 1, 60 were killed, and many were injured, as a massive crowd, flowed through the open gates at the stadium's entryway.
Among the victims were a number of children. The initial report from the head of military rescue workers, Lieutenant Colonel Issa Sako, stated 60 dead, and 200 injured in the stampede.
Reportedly, upon entering the main gate of the stadium, the movement of the large crowd, squeezing together through the entryway, created a "crushing" affect. People were crushed, walked over, and suffocated in the large crowd. The injured had were taken to local area hospitals.
TheNewsTribe cited, "Images broadcast by RTI television showed bodies stretched lifeless on the ground. Piles of abandoned shoes and clothing could also be seen at the stadium, where soldiers and police were deployed."