Stampede at the University of Johannesburg
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S Africa university stampede kills one

One person has died after a stampede broke out among crowds of people trying to enrol at a university in the South African city of Johannesburg.

"There was a person that was deceased," University of Johannesburg (UJ) spokesman Herman Esterhuizen said.

The victim was said to be the mother of a prospective student.

More than 180,000 high school graduates are expected to be turned away from South Africa's nine top universities this year, said the Times newspaper.

The BBC's Milton Nkosi reports from Johannesburg.

Stampede footage courtesy of Adrian de Kock from The Star, South Africa

  • 10 Jan
  • From the section Africa
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