Posted by Lúca Brasí on April 12, 2001 at 15:03:10:
Anyone heard about the football stampede? 43 died when about a thousand hooligans rushed the football stands in South Africa. Security couldn't keep them back, and so forty-three fans, including two children, were trampled to death, and 160 were injured. This morning their mothers went about identifying the bodies, still piled on the stadium field.
Somewhat more scandalous is that even when the first body was hauled out of the mobbed seats, they didn't order the game to be stopped for another fifteen minutes.
I remember years ago whe all those injuries resulted from a 'friendly' between England & Ireland, and as soon as we were winning the brats were throwing botttles and rocks.... I would have never envisioned this tho.
Post a Followup