66 Killed in Wowowee Stampede

Around 66 people were killed during a stampede at the ULTRA in Pasig City this morning, radio and television reports say.

The crowd reportedly gathered there to attend the anniversary celebration of ABS-CBN’s noontime show Wowowee.

Initial reports say the victims were mostly elderly women. It is not yet clear why the stampede occurred.

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  1. Stampede at Manila Stadium Kills 88
    By TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press Writer

    MANILA, Philippines – At least 88 people were trampled to death early Saturday in a stampede outside a stadium where thousands of people had gathered to watch a popular TV game show, the Philippine Red Cross said.

    Red Cross chairman Sen. Richard Gordon said 280 others were hospitalized with injuries.

    About 30,000 people were waiting to get inside the stadium for the program “Wowowee,” said Vicente Eusebio, the mayor of Pasig, the Manila suburb where the stampede occurred.


  2. i hope this tragedy should be a lesson to be learned by our people that they should not rely on luck or in any instant fortunes… its one of the manifestations that people rely dependently or in “the kapit sa patalim” way of thinking…

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