Woman killed in Free State stampede

2012-03-13 07:26
Bloemfontein - A woman was killed in a stampede during a riot in Fouriesburg, near the Lesotho border, on Monday night, paramedics said.

The woman was apparently part of a large crowd which had looted several shops owned by foreigners in the eastern Free State town, Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

It was believed the woman lost her footing and was trampled by the crowd.

She died before paramedics arrived on the scene, Wicks said.

Police were not able to immediately confirm the death or details of the looting.

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