Thursday, August 12, 2010

62 Injured in Georgia Looking for Government Money.

That was the scene Wednesday at the Tri-Cities Plaza Shopping Center in East Point, Ga., after 30,000 people showed up to apply for government housing assistance, sparking chaotic scenes in which dozens were injured.....

The crowd was equal to about three-fourths of East Point's entire population. Authorities blamed the disorder on the fact that many applicants brought along several family members and even dogs, swelling the crowd, CNN reported.

As many as sixty-two people were injured, with 20 taken to the hospital, including one baby that had a seizure. There were reports of two small children being trampled in the pandemonium, according to the Journal-Constitution.