translated from Spanish: Women are trampled on during Supermarket Stampede in Chilpancingo, Guerrero

Chilpancingo, Gro.- On the night of July 24, a popular Mexican supermarket chain located south of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico, was shut down by local town officials and National Guard staff, after a video was viralized on social media showing the lack of security measures implemented on the site. The establishment decided to announce a series of offers in search of attracting more people and increasing sales during the pandemic, which is complicated for most; what the managers didn’t stop was that early in the morning, at about 6:00 a.m., dozens of people gathered outside waiting for the opening. Your intention? Enter and consume.
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Just as staff open the front door, a lot of customers rush through pushing right and right, no matter if some women fell to the floor and put their physical integrity at risk. Everything, because they intended to take advantage of promotions, such as 3×2 and 2×1.
Get off, they’re going to throw you away,» you can hear it just as the security guard opens the door.

Moment when they open the door / Photo: Capture

The images are worthy of any film, or of days such as Black Friday, which in the United States leaves almost year after year very similar scenes. It should be emphasized that on 2 February at least 20 people were killed during a human stampede held during a religious event in Tanzania, which shows the obvious danger that exists by participating, with or without intent, in such situations. Although there were no fatalities in Chilpancingo, the irresponsibility of customers did leave at least ten people on the floor, who were trampled and beaten by the angry crowd, most of them women. He also highlighted, especially on social media, the lack of hygiene measures by covid-19.

Moment of Terrible Fact / Photo: Capture

Most people involved entered with their mouth-covered, however, with no respect for healthy distance, as they were in close contact with each other.

Human stampede in Chilpancingo, Guerrero.
They were looking to take advantage of the offers, but some of them ended up trampled.
Maybe the business also has a supply on pain medication. — Pablo Aispuro (@JuanPChaidez)
July 25, 2020

According to local media information, the Secretary of Municipal Public Security, Ofelio Romualdo Aguilar Carmona, indicated that the supermarket did not comply with the hygiene measures requested under Operation Covid-19, considering that the region continues with the «orange traffic light». It is worth mentioning that it is the first case of closure of a department store presented in the capital of Guerrero since the contingency began, more than three months ago.

Original source in Spanish

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