Tunisia: Six dead in stampede at concert
Six people were killed and several were wounded overnight in a stampede at a concert held in Tunisia. According to AFP, the stampede took place at a theater at Sfax, 300 kilometres south of the capital Tunis, where a concert was being held for the popular TV program Star Academy Lebanon, an official said.
The official news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported the stampede occurred shortly after 9.00pm.
A major surge of enthusiastic spectators began when stars from Tunisia and other Arab states appeared on stage. One of the female singers, from Sfax, had many local fans in the audience, witnesses said.
Several spectators fell down during the stampede and were trampled, a witness said.