Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper’s concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old.
The prosecutor’s office in Sidi M’Hamed said in a statement that an inquiry to determine the circumstances of the drama the night before was being opened.
Report says that a stampede erupted at the entrance to the stadium that killed five people aged 13 to 22. The concert by Algerian rapper Soolking had not yet started.
A civil defense spokesman, Khaled Benkhelfallah said 86 others were rescued.
He said he knew nothing of the circumstances that led to the stampede.