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In pictures: Ivory Coast stadium disaster

The mother of one of the 19 victims of the 29 March 2009 stadium stampede after identifying the body at Abidjan’s main morgue

Ivorian families have been recovering the bodies of their loved ones in Abidjan's main mortuary after Sunday’s stadium crush. (ADVISORY: Some viewers may find the images in this gallery distressing.)

The Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on 30 March 2009

Abandoned shoes scattered near a damaged gate entrance to the city’s Houphouet-Boigny arena hint at the pandemonium that left 19 supporters dead at the football World Cup qualifier.

Injured are collected at Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on 29 March 2009

Ticketless fans trying to barge into the stadium have been blamed by officials. Police tried to keep the crowds back with tear gas but a wall collapsed and panicking supporters were crushed in the melee.

Fans at Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on 29 March 2009

Many casualties were treated at the stadium as the match went ahead and hosts Ivory Coast beat Malawi 5-0. The government is to hold an inquiry and Fifa has asked for a full report.

Didier Drogba (bottom) after scoring at Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on 29 March 2009

BBC Ivory Coast correspondent John James says many fans were desperate to glimpse home-grown hero Didier Drogba (pictured bottom), who is regarded almost as a demi-god in the country.



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