August 23, 2019 / 12:18 AM / 23 days ago

Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert

A person is carried on a stretcher by medics following a stampede at a rap concert in the August 20, 1955 (Stade 20 Aout 1955 Algiers) stadium in Algiers, Algeria in this still frame obtained via social media video August 22, 2019. FACEBOOK @SECURITEROUTIERE.DZ.PAGEOFICIAL/via REUTERS.

ALGIERS (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital on Thursday night, a hospital source said.

Thousands had gathered at the concert of local rap star Abderraouf Derradji, known as “Soolking”, in a stadium in Algiers.

No further details were immediately available

Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Editing by Sandra Maler

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