Estimated 100,000 see Mandela lying in state

An estimated 100,000 people have seen Nelson Mandela lying in state in Pretoria, according to the South African government. Tens of thousands of mourners were also turned away. His body has now been moved ahead of his funeral on Sunday.

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Tens of thousands hoping to see Mandela turned away

Mourners fall in a stampede as they run to queue before boarding buses to take them to the Union Buildings Credit: REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien

Tens of thousands of mourners have been turned away after flocking to say a personal goodbye to Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.

People wait in a bus line to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman

At one of the gathering points to board buses in Pretoria the crowd broke through the metal entrance gate when officers tried to stop people coming through.

A man falls to the ground as mourners push through the metal gates in Pretoria. Credit: REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien

Some fell to the ground and hundreds streamed past before order was restored.

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