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필리핀 마닐라 경기장에서 압사 사건, 최소 73명 사망 (영문기사 첨부)


필리핀 수도 마닐라 교외의 한 경기장에서 압사 사건이 발생해 최소한 73명이 사망하고 350여명이 부상했다고 필리핀 관리들이 말했습니다.

관리들은 사고 당시 경기장에서는 수만 여명이 인기 있는 게임쇼를 관람하기 위해 줄을 서 기다리고 있었다고 말했습니다. 사망자들은 거의 대부분 여성들입니다.

현재 압사사고의 원인은 밝혀지지 않은 가운데 정부 대변인은 글로리아 아로요 대통령이 책임자를 밝혀내기 위한 수사를 지시할 것이라고 말했습니다.

(영문)

Officials in the Philippines a stampede outside a sports stadium in Manila has killed at least 73 people and injured more than 350 others.

Earlier, authorities had put the death toll at 88 --- but revised it due to double counting amid the confusion.

Officials say thousands of people were waiting to get into the stadium to watch a popular game show when the mayhem erupted early today (Saturday).

Almost all the victims were women.

It is was not immediately clear what caused the stampede. A government spokesman says President Gloria Arroyo will order an investigation to find out who is responsible.

A local official (the executive director of the Metro Manila Development Authority Lito Vergel) said someone in the crowd was believed to have shouted there was a bomb. But others say the stampede occurred in the rush to get tickets for the show.

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