Woman, 80, trampled to death in Venezuelan supermarket stampede

An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday.

The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such incident in the South American nation where economic hardship and food shortages are creating long queues and scuffles.

The opposition Democratic Unity coalition said Maria Aguirre died and another 75 people were injured – including five security officials – in chaotic scenes when National Guard troops sought to control a 5,000-strong crowd with teargas.

  • DMB

    Another victory for socialism.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    One good thing about socialistic economies is when there is the inevitable toilet paper shortage, you can always use your own national currency.
    So they got that!

    • lindagleighs

      WORK AT HOME SPECIAL REPORT………After earning an average of 19952 Dollars monthly,I’m finally getting 98 Dollars an hour,just working 4-5 hours daily online….It’s time to take some action and you can join it too.It is simple,dedicated and easy way to get rich.Three weeks from now you will wishyou have started today – I promise!….HERE I STARTED-TAKE A LOOK AT…ju………..

      ➤➤➤➤ http://getmoredailyextratoplevelworkzone/finance/working/…. ⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛⚛

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I am waiting for the military mutiny.

  • ontario john

    Good description of Ontario in a few years. I see in the Globe and Smell this morning that a green energy company has been shut down due to numerous work safety issues. This company was supposed to help replace the shut down gas plants that Wynne wasted money on.

  • Martin B

    Just once it would be nice if some of Hugo’s limousine leftist fanboys got trampled to death in a supermarket stampede, but they’re all safe and sound shopping at Whole Foods.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I’d love to see Michael Moore live how your average Venezuelan is forced to live.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        He’d lose weight and be healthy.

        • Canadian

          Forget it, then!

  • Hard Little Machine

    coming to an American city near you

  • BillyHW

    Viva el socialismo!

  • FactsWillOut

    Every Black Friday.