Volendam dance hall fire 1st January 2001
At least eight die, hundreds injured in Dutch fire. At least eight people have died and about 130 injured in a fire at a cafe in the Netherlands packed with teenagers celebrating the New Year.
Jamarat Bridge, Saudi Arabia.crowd incident 05/03/2001
The 2001 Hajj stampede resulted in the deaths of at least 35 pilgrims on 5 March 2001 during the Hajj in Mecca
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Indonesia, Jakarta, Tarra Megastore, A1 British band crowd incident 19/03/2001
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) — British boyband a1 say they are saddened and distraught by the deaths of four girls during a stampede at a shopping mall in Indonesia.
“Their thoughts and prayers go out to the bereaved families,” said a spokesman.
On Sunday, about 1,500 fans — hundreds more than expected — showed up at a record store at Taman Anggrek shopping mall in Jakarta to see the band and get autographs.
When the band started to sing, many fans pushed to get to the front, trying to get a view, a witness said.
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Pakistan Pakpattan, Punjab, Baba Farid Shakarganj crowd incident31/03/2001
PAKPATTAN, Pakistan —
Authorities said Sunday that at least 36 pilgrims had been killed in a stampede at a Muslim shrine in the central province of Punjab.
The stampede took place just before midnight Saturday when thousands of pilgrims rushed forward after the Behishti Darwaza, or Paradise Gate, was opened to inaugurate the annual feast, known as urs, at the shrine of a 13th century saint in the town of Pakpattan.
The official APP news agency first put the death toll at 40 but later revised the figure to 32, quoting a senior administrator of the region. But late in the evening, state television said the toll had increased to 36.
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Sri Lanka, Kurunegala terror attack 01/04/2001
At least 11 people have died and about 200 have been injured in an explosion and fire at a music concert in Sri Lanka.
Thousands were listening to the music of two popular Indian singers in a football stadium in Kurunegala, about 100km (60 miles) north-east of Colombo, when the blast occurred.
The explosion, which reports suggest was caused by one or more hand grenades or home-made bombs, triggered a stampede that led to the high number of casualties.
Link to news.bbc.com article
Bangladesh, Dhaka, Outdoor park terror 14/04/2001attack
DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced 10 members of a banned militant group to death for a bomb attack on a Communist Party rally in 2001.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court’s Judge Mohammed Rabiul Alam made the order in a crowded courtroom while four of the defendants were in the dock. Six of the defendants sentenced to death have absconded. The court acquitted two others who fled. All of them belong to the banned group Harkat-ul Jihad Al-Islami.
The group considers the Communist Party an anti-Islamic force. On Jan. 20, 2001, bomb attacks on a party rally in Dhaka killed five people and wounded 50 others.
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Congo, Lubumbashi, Lupopo v Mazembe 29/04/2001
During a match with TP Mazembe in 2011, 14 people were killed during a stampede after spectators invaded the pitch as TP Mazembe equalized the score.
Most famous player: Pierre Mwana Kasongo who also played for Daring Faucons (Motema Pembe), was the first African player to become the top scorer in Belgium as he played for CS vervietois in 1962-63. He also played for ARA La Gantoise in Belgium. Mwana Kasongo successfully managed St Eloi Lupopo, TP Mazembe, Ruwenzori Natioanal, Makiso, Nika, Bilombe, and Sanga Balende, as well as the Leopards du Zaire. He was the first Congolese to be qualified as a Manager from the Academie Francaise de Football in France. He died on 13 January 1986 as he was managing St Eloi Lupopo.
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Accra Sports Stadium disaster 09/05/2001
The Accra Sports Stadium disaster occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana on May 9, 2001. It took the lives of 127 people, making it the worst stadium disaster to have ever taken place in Africa
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Ellis Park Stadium disaster South Africa 11/04/2001
The Ellis Park Stadium disaster was the worst sporting accident in South African history. On 11 April 2001, spectators poured into the Ellis Park Stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng,South Africa, for the local Soweto derby association football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
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Iranian city of Sari stadium crowd incident 06/05/2001
At least 15 football fans have been killed and hundreds others injured after a stadium collapsed in Iran. The incident happened on Sunday in the Iranian city of Sari, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
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Accra Stadium in Ghana crowd incident 09/05/2001
On this day in 2001, during a soccer match at Accra Stadium in Ghana, an encounter between police and rowdy fans results in a stampede that kills 126 people. This tragedy was the worst-ever sports-related disaster in Africa’s history to that time.
Israel Jerusalem Versailles wedding hall crowd incident 24/05/2001
At least 20 (23) people have been killed and hundreds have been injured at a wedding party in Jerusalem after the dance floor collapsed.
Guests were left clinging to the sides of the Versailles wedding hall when the third floor suddenly gave way at about 2245 local time and crashed through two storeys below.
There were nearly 700 guests in the building, which is in the industrial Talpiot area of Jerusalem. Many were left trapped by the falling rubble which left a gaping hole through the centre of the building.
Link to news.bbc.co.uk article
Israel Tel Aviv Beachfront nightclub terror attack 01/06/2001
21 people were killed and 120 were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a disco near Tel Aviv’s Dolphinarium along the seafront promenade just before midnight on Friday, June 1. The terrorist mingled with a large group of teenagers, who were standing in line to enter the disco. While still in line, he detonated the explosives strapped to his body. The explosive charge contained a large number of metal objects – including balls and screws – designed to increase the extent of injuries.
Most of those killed were youngsters from the former Soviet Union who had planned to attend a dance party at the Dolphin disco. Others who had been waiting in line to enter an adjacent nightclub known as the Pacha were also caught in the blast. The ‘Palestinian Hizbullah’ claimed responsibility for the attack.
Link to mfa.gov.il article
France Strasbourg Chateau Pourtables crowd incident 06/07/2001
STRASBOURG, France, July 7 — A storm sent a huge plane tree crashing onto spectators at an outdoor music concert, killing 11 people and injuring 85 others, 17 of them seriously, police said early Saturday.
The mostly teen-age victims were attending an outdoor concert Friday evening at the Chateau Pourtales in picturesque Alsace north of Strasbourg when winds of up to 93 mph suddenly ripped through the area.
Organizers interrupted the show and asked the about 120 concertgoers sitting on bleachers to take refuge under a tent. A huge plane tree, similar to a sycamore, then fell on the tent.
“It wasn’t even raining very hard,” a young woman, identified only as Elizabeth, told France Info radio. She had taken shelter under the tent. “Then suddenly the wind came. We heard branches crack, and someone said, ‘Get out of here.’ I was lucky. I got out, and then the tree fell.”
Link to heatisonline.org article
Akashi pedestrian bridge crowd incident 21/07/2001
The Akashi pedestrian bridge accident occurred on 21 July 2001 in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan. In the incident, a large crowd of people packed into a partially enclosed pedestrian overpass leading to Asagiri Station after a fireworks show. The resulting crush killed 11 people
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Glasgow Gig on the Green Eminem show stop 08/2001
Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem performance Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, after 45 people were injured when the audience surged forward as the rapper came on stage. None of the injuries were
Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem performance Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, after 45 people were injured when the audience surged forward as the rapper came on stage. None of the injuries were serious. Police said 11 people were taken to local hospitals and released after treatment. The others were treated at first aid tents set up around the outdoor concert site.
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Phillippines Manila The Manor Hotel fire 18/08/2001
MANILA, Philippines — Four Quezon City officials and five officers of the Manor Hotel have been convicted of charges arising from a 2001 blaze that killed 75 people.
In a decision last March 29, the Sandiganbayan’s Seventh Division found former QC Building Official Alfredo Macapugay and Electrical Division chief Romeo Montallana guilty of three counts of graft for allowing the hotel to operate without the necessary permits.
Link to newsinfo.inquirer.net article
Japan Tokyo Mah-Jongg Club fire 02/09/2001
A powerful fire and explosion ripped through a mah-jongg parlor and an adult entertainment club in the Kabukicho entertainment district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward early Saturday, killing at least 44 people and injuring three others, authorities said.
The victims — 32 men and 12 women — were among 47 people who were taken to about 20 hospitals in Shinjuku Ward and surrounding areas. The three survivors suffered minor injuries after jumping from the four-story Meisei 56 Building.
Hospital officials said most of the victims died from inhaling carbon monoxide fumes. The causes of the remaining deaths were not immediately known or have not been made public and, as of 5 p.m. Saturday evening officials had not identified 14 of the men and the nine female victims. Some of the dead were identified as Takaaki Kobayashi, 35, from Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Teruyasu Yoshiura, aged 32, Minoru Udaka, 46, and Hiroki Kawai, 24, both of Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward, Koichiro Saeki, 41, from Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, and Masakazu Fujii, 37, of Tokyo’s Sumida Ward.
Link to japantimes.co.jp article
Venezuela Caracus, Valencia Plaza Monumental Bull Ring crowd incident 20/10/2001
CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) — At least 11 people died Sunday in a crush of people trying to enter a stadium in Valencia, two hours west of Caracas in northwestern Venezuela, police said.
A civil defense spokesman put the number dead at 14. Authorities said another 25 people were injured. Most of the victims were teenagers.
The crush occurred as throngs of people tried to get into the Plaza Monumental de Valencia where a Venezuelan television station was sponsoring a show. Once the stadium was full, authorities closed the doors.
Thousands of people remained outside and pushed to get in, police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crush.
Link to CNN.com article
Brazil Belo Horizonte Canecao Mineiro nightclub 18/11/2001
Six convicted of fire in ‘Canecão Mineiro’ serve time A fire in 2001 in Belo Horizonte killed seven and left 197 injured. Justice convicted seven people for manslaughter; 1 has already served time.
After more than 11 years of the fire that killed seven people and injured 197 people in Belo Horizonte, six of the seven convicted of manslaughter are serving time. The seventh has already completed one year and six months of service to the community. On November 24, 2001, a fire that started with a cascade of fireworks on stage consumed the venue “Canecão Mineiro”. At the time, the band “Armadilha do Samba” was performing. The house had no business license or emergency exits, and turnstiles controlled the entrance and exit at the main door. That night, 1,500 people watched the show at the time of the fire. (Correction: when this report was published, it was wrong to report that only one of the convicts is serving time. In fact, one of the convicts has already served time, and the other six are currently serving time. The error was corrected at 10:39 am.)
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Brazil Aracaju free give away 18/12/2001
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Bulgaria Sofia Indigo Disco crowd incident 21/12/2001
At least seven teenagers have been killed in a stampede at a disco in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.
All those who died suffocated, according to hospital officials quoted by French news agency AFP.
Bulgarian police spokeswoman Stefka Ivanopva said the stampede occurred as teenagers tried to get into the town centre disco on Friday night.
Big Day Out Australia crowd incident 29/01/2001
The following is a collection of information in relation to the death of Jessica Michalik, at the Big Day Out Festival in Sydney, 2001. Cause of death was Hypoxic Encephalopathy due to Crush and Mechanic Asphyxi; due to a crowd related crushing incident on the 26th January 2001.
We do not impose personal points of view or opinion on this incident, we simply collect together information. A special thank you to Jim Fidler for the provision of information and guidance.
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