Flight of Terror

Muslim refugees die in a stampede for places on a U.N. convoy

WHAT PASSING BELLS FOR those who die as cattle? Or for those who escape the slaughterhouse. They arrived packed into open-topped trucks, the lucky ones crushed painfully against the cold steel sides yet able to gulp down the winter air as the convoy of refugees crawled its way from the front-line Bosnian Muslim town of Srebrenica to the relative safety of Tuzla. The unlucky ones -- five small children and two women -- died on the journey, their lives pressed out in the tight huddle of frightened humanity.

"They were alive when we passed Edrinjaca," sobbed Hanifa Hajdarovic, whose two children,...

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