10 months Malaysia probes deadly stampede Manilatimes |World
KUALA LUMPUR: A stampede in a Malaysian market that killed two elderly women as people rushed to collect free food coupons would be investigated by police, an official said Tuesday. Almost 1,000 people descended on the indoor market in Kuala Lumpur Monday to get their hands on 200 vouchers for a buffet meal during next month’s Lunar New Year festivities. Two women, aged 85 and 78, collapsed in the crush. Attempts by paramedics to resuscitate them failed and they died at the scene, police said. Two other women who fainted during the rush to collect the vouchers, which were being ... more