Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Joking With ISIS?......40 injured in stampede after someone jokes by shouting 'ISIS' at beer festival (Photo)

Hundreds of people ran for their lives at a beer festival after someone shouted 'ISIS' for a joke. More than 40 people were injured in the stampede at the Beer Fest in Kosovo’s capital of Pristina after apparently a gun was fired and many wrongly thought it was a terror attack.
 
After hearing the name of the terror group being called in the crowd, people started to run away as fast as they could from the square in which the festival was held, Daily Mirror reports..
A witness told local media that once the initial stampede had started, people did not even know the real reason why they were running.
"The only thing that was putting fear in the people was someone who shouted: 'Run, ISIS is here.' That alone, as well as the gunshot, was enough for people to panic."
Another witness named Arton said:
"We noticed that something was not right. People began to push and to throw over each other. I was in the middle of it, people came pushing at us and knocked us over. People were crying, shouting they have to flee."
The organiser of the beer festival, Ekrem Tahiri, says that the gun shots actually came from a person who was shooting a toy gun.
 

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