Female Student Fatally Trampled in Stampede at House Party

A female student has died and two others suffered serious injuries during a house party in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Saturday night, according to New Zealand police.

Police say it’s too early to know whether charges will be filed after the University of Otago student was reportedly trampled on a stairway following a panicked stampede of people attempting to leave the Dundas St. house also called The Manor.

A witness said they were halfway up the stairs when people starting pushing down as a “massive crowd” of people were going up. “They started to fall backward and when the people at the top started falling it was kind of like dominoes — everyone went down and the people at the bottom of the stairs just ended up in a pile of people.” The female victim was carried out of the house with officers and students who attempted to resuscitate her.

Source: One dead, two injured after stairwell incident at Dunedin flat party | Stuff.co.nz

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