Stampede at South Korea's Lotte World injures dozens
Published: March 27, 2006 at 4:44 PM
More than 50,000 people gathered outside South Korean theme park Lotte World Sunday, the first day of a six-day free admission promotion at the park. The crowd rushed the gates, and the resulting stampede injured 24 people, according to the Associated Press.
The reason for the promotion? Again, according to the AP, the park was trying to improve its image after a man fell to his death from the park's Atlantis Adventure Intamin water coaster on March 6.
Park officials cancelled the free admission promotion after the injuries.