What a sad sight. 74 people have died in Manila this last weekend due to a stampede while trying to get in an arena to watch a live variety show. All because of desperation.
The show is known for giving away cash and material prizes, and so people wanted even a small chance of being in the audience so that perhaps, with the stroke of luck, they might win something.
Then someone yelled "Bomb! Bomb!" and off they go. They ran everywhere, here, there, over there. In the end, 74 bodies were too weak to keep up, and they ended up being trampled, their dreams shattered, their hopes extinguished.
How sad indeed it is, when one's financial condition forces one to grip on to the blade, as the popular Filipino idiom goes. Whatever will be, will be. Que sera, sera. If we win money, we win money. If we die, we die.