It should be a colorful and festive giveaway for the many customers who at midnight had turned up in a shopping centre in Sydney to clear the last of the christmas shopping. The result was sheer chaos.
More people came to harm - including no less than santa claus himself.
in the Midst of the several floors of the huge Westfield shopping centre there stood hundreds of people, crowded people, and waited expectantly. Above them hung two large clusters of colorful and valuable balloons.
Each balloon had either a voucher or a gift card inside, write TheGuardian.
At that moment, when the balloons were released, stormed the crowds together. Not enough with that the event exhibited a uskønt gavehysteri on the very christmas day, so resulted the chaotic moment in that several persons were injured and taken to hospital.
Among the injured was shoppingcenterets santa claus, which stood behind a wooden sign, which toppled down over him, as the ukontrolerede crowd was grinding together close.
the Police had to be called, and emergency personnel treated the 12 juleshoppere on the spot and drove at least five people in the hospital, where three of them had serious injuries in the chest, neck and back.
A representative of the rescue workers said later that it was 'incredibly fortunate' that no one was more seriously hurt during the dangerous conditions, as the christmas event is created. The balloons were a part of the Westfield shoppingcenterets 33-hours long non-stop indkøbsmarathon.Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 07:00