Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has expressed his shock at the stampede in Ivory Coast which left at least 61 people dead:
I am shocked and deeply saddened at the tragic loss of life.
During what should have been a happy and joyous celebration of the New Year, many families are now mourning their loved ones.
The UK Government sends its sincere condolences to all the Ivorian people at this time.
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