2 Teens Die in Pope Stampede

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 22, 2009 7:29 AM CDT
Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child during his visit to Luanda, Angola, yesterday.   (AP Photo/ L' Osservatore Romano, ho)
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(Newser) – Two teenage girls were killed in a wild stampede as people rushed to view Pope Benedict in Angola yesterday, reports the Times of London. Some 30,000 people raced into a stadium where the pope spoke at a youth rally. The teenagers died at the scene and dozens were injured. "There were too many people and the temperatures were too high," said an injured woman. The pope said today he deeply regrets the deaths and intends to visit the injured, reports AP.