1 killed in UJ registration stampede

2012-01-10 08:52

VIDEO: UJ stampede

2012-01-10 13:28

One person was killed in a stampede at the University of Johannesburg’s Bunting Road campus in Auckland Park. Watch this footage as the event unfolded. WATCH

Johannesburg - One person was killed on Tuesday in a stampede at the University of Johannesburg’s Bunting Road campus in Auckland Park.

The person killed was reportedly a female student. According to EWN, the stampede occurred when the gates were opened to let some people through.  Several had also apparently been injured in the incident.

One critically injured person has been taken to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Netcare 911's Jeffrey Wicks said.

Around 10 000 people had pitched up at the campus on Monday hoping to be registered.

According to SABC News, hopeful students started queuing as early as 03:00 on Tuesday.

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