Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wal-Mart stampede - 1 dies

NVDL: This is ridiculous. Is shopping now a matter of life and death?
clipped from news.yahoo.com
Wal-Mart Worker Trampled To Death

NEW YORK – Police were reviewing video from surveillance cameras in an attempt to identify who trampled to death a Wal-Mart worker after a crowd of post-Thanksgiving shoppers burst through the doors at a suburban store and knocked him down.

Criminal charges were possible, but identifying individual shoppers in Friday's video may prove difficult, said Detective Lt. Michael Fleming, a Nassau County police spokesman.

Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers stepped over him and became irate when officials said the store was closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

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