1995 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Albert Facelly

Sipa Press for Newsweek

01 July, 1994

An hour after the mass stampede, a carpet of bodies, many of them children, covers the ground. The exodus of more than two million Rwandans from their war-torn country turned the border area in eastern Zaire into a vast refugee camp of people desperate with hunger, thirst, disease and fatigue. When three rounds of mortar fire landed near them, they panicked and ran. In the stampede more than 100 people perished, crushed and trampled underfoot.

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Albert Facelly

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