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One killed after university stampede in S. Africa

01-11-2012 07:59 BJT

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Officials at a South African university say a woman has died after prospective students stampeded the campus in bid to sign up to courses.

Thousands of keen young people and their parents began gathering at the University of Johannesburg campus on Monday to seek admission to the college.

When the gates opened on Tuesday morning there was a rush and the crowd, in its haste, became a stampede.

Shoes are seen after a stampede by students trying to register at the University of
Johannesburg Jan. 10, 2012.

Experts say the incident is a reflection of a larger crisis within South African education, with fewer places available for those that want them.

Students try to force their way in to register at the University of Johannesburg Jan. 10,

Paramedics attend to one of the 20 injured during a a stampede by students trying to
register at the University of Johannesburg Jan. 10, 2012.

Students queue outside the University of Johannesburg to register for this year's studies.


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