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Posted: 9/1/2004 10:40:36 PM EDT


www.itv.com/news/world_628730.html

Saudi IKEA stampede leaves three dead

1.55PM, Wed Sep 1 2004

Three men have been trampled to death in a rush to claim vouchers at the first IKEA furniture showroom in Saudi Arabia.

Sixteen shoppers were injured at the Sweden-based furniture store's showroom in Jeddah. Medics revived some 20 customers who had fainted in the crush.

The stampede was triggered by an offer for the first 50 shoppers to received $150 vouchers. An official at IKEA's Saudi agent said more than 70,000 people showed up at Jeddah.

Hospital officials said two dead were a Pakistani and a Saudi national.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:45:54 PM EDT
Wow, I mean sure they make a mean bookshelf but damn!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:50:53 PM EDT
I went to an Ikea once and I'll die before I ever go back.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:51:51 PM EDT
I'd love to do some Saudi-bashing over this, but anyone who's tried to get a Furbie or Cabbage Patch Kid the year they came out can relate to it. People are stupid sheep the world over.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:52:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 10:53:42 PM EDT by NYPatriot]

Saudi IKEA stampede leaves three dead


.... only 22,699,997 to go.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:52:49 PM EDT
I keep thinking their stuff looks better in a college dorm room than anywhere else. I never liked it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:54:07 PM EDT

I went to an Ikea once and I'll die before I ever go back.




Funny,,,,,,three guys in Saudi are thinking the same thing.......
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:56:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
I went to an Ikea once and I'll die before I ever go back.



I never been, I quess my life will have to be empty because I probaly wont ever go in one.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:57:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:

Saudi IKEA stampede leaves three dead


.... only 22,699,997 to go.




+1 hehehe
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:59:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 10:59:53 PM EDT by warlord]

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
The stampede was triggered by an offer for the first 50 shoppers to received $150 vouchers. An official at IKEA's Saudi agent said more than 70,000 people showed up at Jeddah.


70,000 people vying for $150? I thought with the all of the oil they're pumping at the record high of oil, $150US would be chump change.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:53:02 AM EDT
Just imagine how much worse it would have been if they allowed women to shop at their Ikea.
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