The woman feared getting "kangaroo kicked to the face" as she came across the stampede while walking along a cliff in Australia.
Violence erupted in the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces after the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.
"Many of them died from being trampled on during a stampede while people were looting items," the KwaZulu-Natal province's premier said.
The government reportedly had a plan that could have prevented the stampede, but it was never implemented.
A stampede at a religious festival on Mount Meron Friday morning killed 45 people and injured over 150 others.
Ironically, those emotions of blaming "the other" are so much easier to handle than sadness.
At least 45 people were killed Friday during an ultra-Orthodox festival in Mount Meron, Israel, when crowds of people began falling on a slippery ramp, leading to a stampede.
At least 40 people were killed in a stampede near Israel's Mount Meron while a large group of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews were celebrating the religious festival Lag BaOmer.
The footage was captured a week after a group of tourists caused another stampede by a river in Lamar Valley.
The event was part of a 33-hour shopping marathon at the mall, which featured a slogan that's now taken on a darker meaning: "Shop until you drop."
More than 1,000 people turned up to the event to claim just 200 free meal coupons.
Some 350,000 people showed up for a concert expecting less then half that figure.