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I Coast mourns stampede victims

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Flowers and a placard reading "To our victims" are pictured on January 2, 2013 at a tree in the street of Abidjian where at least 60 persons died in a stampede among crowds gathered for celebratory New Year's Eve fireworks that also left dozens injured. Ivory Coast began today three days of national mourning.

Three days of mourning have begun in Ivory Coast for the 61 people killed in a stampede after a New Year firework display. Many are blaming a lack of security at the event. The president has called for an immediate investigation. Robin Matheson reports.

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