A woman died from head and chest injuries and three others are in critical condition after a stampede at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, reports The Telegraph.
It happened on Tuesday morning after hundreds of applicants and their families stormed a gate to try and get coveted spots in the university. Some had waited in line since Sunday morning. The university received 85,000 applications for 11,000 first-year spots. The seats available Tuesday were “overfill.”
South Africa has a youth unemployment rate of roughly 50 per cent, according to the OECD.