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Five killed in stampede at Algerian rap concert ( photo)



A stampede at a concert by Algerian rapper Soolking in Algiers has left five dead and many more injured, reports local news outlet TSA Algerie.

Soolking, real name Abderraouf Derradji, was performing at the August 20, 1955 stadium in the Algerian capital last night, which has a seated capacity of 10,000.

Reports estimate attendance to have been between 25,000 and 30,000.

 Algerian journalist Akram Kharief, said  there were “four small entrances” serving the concert which caused a stampede with people falling as they pushed to get inside before the start of the concert.

The concert went ahead as planned following the incident, with a 30-minute delay, and was broadcast live on Canal Algérie.

 Derradji has yet to comment on the incident.

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