Algeria: Five died in stampede at rap concert

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Five people have lost their lives in a stampede, at a packed rap concert in Algeria. (

The stampede occurred on the night of Thursday, August 22 in Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

Fans all over the world gathered at the stadium to watch the performance of rapper Abderraouf Darradji, popularly known as Soolking.

Several people were injured as they struggled at the entrance to get a seat in the stadium.

There were too many people at the stadium that people sat on the pitch pushing for space.

A video that went viral on social media showed medics carrying a person believed to be a victim of the stampede on a stretcher outside the stadium.

The concert went ahead as planned despite the stampede that claimed five lives, although, there was 30 minutes delay.

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