Is there a word to describe a crowd fallen to the ground? You know, like a heap of people that have fallen due a stampede or the like.
I am using "melee", but it doesn't seem to carry the sense of lying on the ground.
For example: A rush for the gate created chaos, resulting in a great number of people left in a ___________.
EDIT: The previous example, typed by Chappo, catches the idea pretty well. Nonetheless, let me put that in a more detailed situation:
Here is, a group of, say, twenty knights walking down a path and then, all of the sudden, a dragon come out from the woods in front of all of them. The first ones noticed the threat immediately, so they start walking backwards, but those at the back hadn't notice it so they are either stopped or still waking forward. So, in this struggle, some fall down to the ground, but then others fall onto the ones that have fallen before, until there's a heap of knights.
Hope you get the idea. TIA.