26 injured in scramble for money vouchers in Czech Republic

April 8th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Prague, April 8 (DPA) Twenty-six people were injured as a crowd scrambled for money vouchers being distributed by a local radio station in southern Czech Republic, officials said Wednesday.
The radio station was handing out 100,000 koruny ($5,000) in vouchers, each worth 50 koruny, at random Tuesday in a show held on a public square in Ceske Budejovice.

The local hospital treated 26 onlookers, including seven children, its spokesman Jan Dusek said.

Two children remained in intensive care with serious chest injuries, while five were hospitalised with medium injuries, Dusek said.

Sixteen adults left the hospital after getting treatment, while three who were still in the hospital’s care and expected to be released Thursday, he said.

A police probe was ordered on whether the radio station which organised the contest broke any law, a police spokeswoman said.

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