Survivor describes ‘screams, chaos’ while he was trapped underfoot

One survivor says from a hospital bed that he slipped on a walkway before being trampled. He was trapped under the crowd for some 10 minutes before first responders cleared the crowd and began treating him, he says.

“I felt someone push me, he just wanted to move, he punched me. I felt that I couldn’t breathe,” he tells the Kan public broadcaster. “No one knew what to do.”

“It started with very heavy crowding. There were a lot of people on top of me. I was lying on someone else who wasn’t breathing. There were screams, chaos. I saw children underneath me. The only thing going through my mind was that I didn’t want my child to be an orphan.”

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