China Checks Stores After Deadly Carrefour Stampede – Chris Buckley

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From Reuters via the Guardian:

Chinese cities have ordered checks on supermarkets in the wake of a chaotic cooking oil promotion in a store in which three people were trampled to death.

The dead were among hundreds of customers who crushed into one of the French retail giant stores in Chongqing, a sprawling southwestern city where giddy growth jostles with grinding hardship… “I rushed to the oil shelf with other people and grabbed four bottles,” the official China Daily quoted one shopper as saying.
“Suddenly I was tripped over on the floor. Luckily I got hold of another person and escaped from being crashed.” [Full Text]

See the original China Daily report here.

[Image: Shoppers wait outside a Carrefour branch in Chongqing even after it was temporarily closed following a deadly stampede, via Sina]

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