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Saturday, November 10, 2007
Three die in China sale stampede
Having been the unfortunate victim of standing in a checkout line in a Carrefour store in Urumqi and nearly missing the bus to the airport, I can completely understand how this happened.

It was hot, crowded, miserable, and no one was willing to stand in a civil line. I had stopped in to make a drugstore purchase because we were flying out to Kashgar that day, and I was pretty sure that there wouldn't be a drugstore in Kashgar. The Carrefour was under the main bazaar, and it was more crowded than any supermarket I have ever been in. It took more than a half hour to check out.
posted by Broadsheet @ 10:15 AM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At November 10, 2007, Blogger Double Dogged said…

    I remember something like that here, back in the early 80's! It was for those Cabbage Patch Doll's around Christmas time. No one was killed, but they stampeded. It was crazy!

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