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Hundreds of people leaving a late night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede AP Photo/Youssouf Bah
the toll of 33 deaths.
Witnesses said the stampede happened after the show ended as the large crowd tried to exit through a small gate. Some people fell to the ground and were trampled.
President Alpha Conde went on national television to declare a week of national mourning and promised a full investigation. The capital beaches also were ordered closed until further notice.
33 dead after stampede at rap concert on beach in Guinea
More than 700 people had gathered on the beach in Conakry, the capital city, for a concert celebrating the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which featured the Guinean rap groups Instinct Killers and Banlieuzart.
The victims included children as young as 10, and most bodies brought to an overflowing morgue in the capital were still dressed in bathing suits and swim trunks. Some had bled from their mouths after their small bodies were trampled, causing internal bleeding.
CONAKRY, Guinea Hundreds of people leaving a late night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.
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before at a rap concert are kept in the city of Conakry, Guinea, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Hospital officials say at least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea. Hundreds of people leaving a late night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede Roshes Womens Floral (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
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are not used to seeing such a large number of bodies at the same time. It such a tragedy, these young victims killed in the prime of their life, said an employee at Donka Hospital where bodies awaited burial.
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