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Madagascar: 12 killed in crush at Indian Ocean Island Games opening ceremony

A further 80 people injured trying to enter stadium, with 11 in critical condition

Twelve people have died and about 80 have been injured in a crush as sports fans tried to enter Madagascar’s national stadium for the opening ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games, the prime minister said.

Christian Ntsay said 11 of the injured were in a critical condition after the incident on Friday. Videos shared on social media showed Red Cross workers caring for dozens of injured people next to the athletics track.

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