At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede

At least 24 people died and dozens more were hurt in a stampede at a rap concert on a beach in the Guinean capital Conakry, prompting a week of national mourning. The government said the west African country suffered a ‘tragedy’ on Tuesday, a day after Guineans celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday ending fasting month of Ramadan.

The authorities gave no details on how the stampede occurred on Rogbane beach in the city’s northern Ratoma suburb where popular Guinean rap group ‘Instinct Killers’ was playing among other artists. Medics took at least 24 bodies including 13 girls to a hospital morgue at Donka, a hospital official told AFP.


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