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Indonesian Muslims Die In Stampede For Money

IN Indonesia, at least 23 people have been crushed to death when a crowd surged forward to receive a cash hand-out from a wealthy family.

It’s “part of a tradition during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In addition to the deaths, several people were critically injured.”

The deadly stampede took place in the eastern Indonesian town of Pasuran, located around 800-kilometers east of the capital Jakarta.

Local officials say hundreds of people were waiting for a cash hand-out of around four dollars when the crowd pushed forward, trapping and crushing many of the victims against a fence.

Four dollars…

Posted: 15th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment