How many people buying so-called "Christmas gifts" participated in this kind of madness all across the US?
Christmas is not about going nuts for bargains!
A 34-year-old man died and a 28-year-old woman suffered an apparent miscarriage when they were trampled in a rush of Black Friday shoppers at a Long Island mall today, police said.
Long lines of shoppers thronged outside the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream before it opened for post-Thanksgiving business at 5 a.m.
"When the doors opened, all hell broke loose," a law enforcement source told The Post.
An unidentified man, believed to be a store employee who tried to restrain the oncoming juggernaut, was knocked to the ground at 5:03 a.m.
He was rushed to a local hospital but declared dead at 6:03, police said.
Four other people were hospitalized, including the pregnant woman. She was knocked to the store floor a short distance from where the 34-year-old man was trampled.
The other three people taken to hospitals suffered minor injuries.
Source: New York Post, 11:16am update (Note: this is a fresh news story which may be updated several times within the provided link. What is provided above is a snapshot in time).God help us when people have to die for the sake of a bargain.
UPDATE at 4:07pm: Fox News is reporting that woman trampled, who is 8 months pregnant has not miscarried. If someone gets a later update, feel free to drop a note in the combox.
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