Prague - Twenty six people were injured, including two children who were seriously hurt, in a radio money competition stampede in southern Czech Republic, officials said Wednesday.
A crowd trampled on them while scrambling for 100,000 koruny (5,000 dollars) in vouchers, each worth 50 koruny, which a local radio station was handing out at random Tuesday in a show held on a public square in Ceske Budejovice.
The local hospital treated 26 onlookers, including seven children, spokesman Jan Dusek told German News Agency dpa.
Prague - The Czech Republic's unemployment rate continued to climb in March, showing that a drop in demand was pulling down the export-reliant economy, according to government data released Wednesday.
The unemployment rate, based on the number of jobseekers registered with state labour authorities, which rose to 7.7 per cent in March, up from 7.4 per cent in the previous month, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs said.
In March, authorities registered 448,912 unemployed people, an increase of 20,064 compared to late February.