Algiers

Five young people killed in stampede at Algeria rap concert

Thousands were attending the Soolking event in Algiers
Five young people have been killed and twenty-one injured at a rap concert in Algeria. 

Thousands of people had gathered at the entrance of a stadium in the capital, Algiers to see the local rap star, Abderraouf Derradji, best known as 'Soolking'. 

Linda Chebbah is a journalist who was at the concert as the incident happened.

She tells Newsday: “There were way too many people for this stadium. On the pitch, people were jostling for space. There were so many people at the concert, that I’m not surprised an accident happened.”

(Photo: The Soolking concert in Algiers. Credit: Linda Chebbah)
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