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Ivory Coast NYE stampede kills 60

00:35 Wed Jan 2 2013
AAP

At least 60 people have died and dozens have been injured in Abidjan as crowds stampeded during celebratory New Year's fireworks, Ivory Coast rescue workers say.

The head of military rescue workers, Lieutenant Colonel Issa Sako, told public television on Tuesday that "60 people" died and 200 were injured based on a preliminary toll.

Another rescue official said the toll was "61 dead and 48 injured."