According to report from USNews.com, 61 people were killed in a stampede when New Year's revelers panicked after the fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial center.
Reportedly, many people are injured in the incident which took place on the night of Dec 31, 2012 at about 2 a.m. after a fireworks display.
A military rescue worker Issa Sako said, "60 people died and 200 were injured based on a preliminary toll." Watch video.
"The flow of people coming to the entrance of the city's main stadium to watch the fireworks caused a very large crush", Sako said. "In the crush, people were walked over and suffocated by the crowd."
The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Abidjan.
The BBC reported, "The cause of the stampede is not yet clear. It occurred as people were heading home after the event.
"The victims included many children, and the death toll is expected to rise.
"The site - near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium - is littered with abandoned clothes and blood stains.
"Relatives have gone there to get news of missing loved ones.
"The distraught mother of a nine-year-old boy told local media: "I have just seen all those bodies, but I can't find my son."
Huge number of abandoned shoes and belongings were seen at the stadium.