x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Morocco concert stampede kills 11

Eleven people are killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Moroccan capital Rabat after a fence gives way.

Eleven people were killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Moroccan capital Rabat where a fence gave way when thousands of spectators hurried to the gate at the end of a concert early today, police and local officials said. Those killed were five women, two teenagers and four men, they added. In the crush 30 people were also injured, most of whom were treated and released, while seven people remain hospitalised, the report said.

The stampede took place shortly after midnight at Rabat's Hay Nahda stadium, where as many as 70,000 people had been attending a concert by Moroccan star Abdelaziz Stati, the report said. The concert was part of Rabat's eight-day-long Mawazine music festival, which also included shows by international stars such as Kylie Minogue and Alicia Keys. * AP and Reuters