Germany Love Parade Deaths

The following has been gathered from secondary websites, news and presentations.

Some of the terminology contained in the headings and body of these links is misleading. These have been taken from press articles, websites and videos. The use of the word stampede and panic is not what you will find to be the causes of the incidents shown. The information provided is reflecting the articles written and it is being left to you to interoperate what you see and read and come to your own conclusions. Please also not that this list only refers to gatherings involving events such as concerts, sports, night clubs (entertainment). There is only inclusion of some significant events out with this.


Three dead and dozens injured by a stampede during a concert in Caracas 10 NOV 2019 – 19:47 CET

The human avalanche came before the performance of a ‘trap’ singer in a park in the capital of Venezuela

Three dead teenagers and 30 injured people were the balance of a human stampede recorded on Saturday minutes before a free concert at the Francisco de Miranda Park in Caracas . A limited contingent of National Guard troops and park ranger groups was present before incidents erupted in the recital of Venezuelan trap singer Netro Shorty. The uniformed were overwhelmed by a mob estimated at 8,000 people, almost all of them minors. The chaos broke out in the immediate vicinity of the park after a group of young people tried to jump a fence to enter an event in which the organization was marked by negligence and improvisation.

Nigeria stampede: Deaths at Buhari rally in Port Harcourt

At least 15 people have been killed in a stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, a hospital spokesman says. The incident happened at a stadium in the southern city of Port Harcourt when the crowd surged towards a gate after President Buhari’s speech.

18th March -Cookstown hotel disco crush

Police investigating the deaths of three teenagers at a St Patrick’s Day party crush have said more could easily have been killed. Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, on Sunday.


12th May – At least one person killed at inauguration of Sierra Leone’s president

At least one person was killed and about twenty injured on Saturday while trying to force the entrance of a crowded stadium in Freetown where the inauguration ceremony of the new president of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio was taking place, announced the police and the Red Cross. While tens of thousands of people had lined up outside the National Stadium since the early hours of the day, supporters of Bio tried to rush into the compound at the passages of vehicles of official guests, reported a journalist AFP.

14th May –  Ten die in Bangladesh stampede for alms ahead of Ramadan, 50 hurt

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A stampede on Monday by thousands of poor villagers outside the home of a businessman distributing alms ahead of Ramadan killed at least 10 women and injured about 50 people, police in southeast Bangladesh said.

16th June – 17 die in Caracas club stampede after tear gas canister explosion

The incident at the Los Cotorros club in the middle-class area of El Paraiso left five others injured.

Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for a graduation celebration.

Interior minister Nestor Reverol said the incident at the Los Cotorros club in the middle-class area of El Paraiso left eight minors dead and five injured. Seven people have been detained, including the individual believed to have set off the tear gas canister.

8th August – Karunanidhi death: Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Rajaji Hall

At least two people were killed and 33 injured after a stampede broke out at Rajaji Hall in Chennai where the mortal remains of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi were kept till 4 pm on Wednesday for the public to pay last respects.

Several people were injured in the stampede that happened when the police were allowing them to enter the hall in batches.

9th September – Deadly stadium stampede at Madagascar v Senegal match

At least one person has been killed and nearly 40 injured in a stampede at a Madagascar football stadium. The incident occurred just before the start of Madagascar’s match against Senegal in the qualifying round of the Africa Cup of Nations, local media said. Thousands of spectators were still trying to get into the stadium through the only entrance. Two of those hurt are in a critical condition in the capital, Antananarivo.

17th September – Five people dead and seven injured after crowd stampede at African Champions League match in Angola

Five people were killed and seven injured in a stampede after an African Champions League match in the Angolan capital Luanda on Saturday, the sports ministry said. Witnesses told Reuters the people were crushed to death when they flooded out of the stadium after the game between Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto and TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which according to local reports was attended by a capacity crowd of 50,000 spectators.

8th December -Italy nightclub stampede kills six and injures dozens

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say. Some reports say there was panic after pepper spray was fired inside the club in the town of Corinaldo, near the eastern coastal city of Ancona. Up to 1,000 people were inside the Lanterna Azzurra club attending a concert by rapper Sfera Ebbasta.


10th February  – Municipal Stadium 4 de Janeiro, Uíge, 17 people killed during crowd crush

Ahead of the opening match of the new Angola football season while trying to enter the stadium before a match between Santa Rita de Cássia FC and Recreativo do Libolo. At least 61 people were injured. Five were in serious condition.

28th May – Stampede at Honduras stadium kills 4 fans

Officials in Honduras say thousands of soccer fans trying to force their way into a stadium for a championship match stampeded in panic when police fired tear gas, and at least four people and an unborn fetus were killed in the crush and 25 others were injured.

3rd June – Turin stampede: ‘1,500 injured’ at Juventus screening

About 1,500 people were injured in the Italian city of Turin after a firecracker provoked a stampede, police say. Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus’ Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff when a bang was heard and rumours of an explosion spread.

6th July – Eight people killed in Malawi independence day stampede

At least eight people, seven of whom were children, were killed in a stampede in Malawi during the southern African country’s independence day celebrations at a stadium in the capital

15th July – Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede

Eight people have been killed during a Senegal football league final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match, the official APS news agency said.

29th July – Two killed in South Africa stadium crush

Soweto Derby in Johannessburg, South Africa was marred by tragedy as two people were killed and 17 others injured as fans attempted to pour through gates at FNB Stadium.

29th September –  Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain

A stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30, Indian officials report. The tragedy occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone station, which connects two major local lines. It was triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from monsoon rains, the officials said. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital and senior railway officials are at the scene.

18th December – Ten people are killed in a stampede at Bangladeshi politician’s funeral

At least ten people were killed and dozens were injured in a stampede in Bangladesh on Monday after tens of thousands of people gathered for a funeral feast, police said. The victims, believed to all be men, died during a feast in Chittagong following the death of the the southern city’s mayor. Mohiuddin Chowdhury, a senior politician of the ruling Awami League party and a three-term mayor of the country’s second largest city, died on Friday.



Ghost Ship warehouse fire

On December 2, 2016,  a fire broke out in a former warehouse that had been converted into an artist collective with living spaces known as Ghost Ship.  The warehouse was only permitted for industrial purposes. Residential and entertainment uses were illegal, Of the 80 to 100 people attending the concert within the space, 36 were killed. – 2019 update


8th February -28 football fans killed in 30 June Stadium Cairo

28 football fans died on 8 February 2015 in a confrontation with the police at the gates of 30 June Stadium during a league match between two Cairo clubs, Zamalek and ENPPI. Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used tear gas to clear the fans trying to force their way into the stadium

5th April  – Three people crushed to death in Chilean nightclub 

Three people crushed to death as crowd tries to force its way into Chilean nightclub to watch British punk band called Doom

30th June – Stadium, Cairo

On February 8, 2015: 28 people died after a crowd crush that occurred at a football game in Cairo, Egypt. Report suggest that this was caused through police interaction and use of tear gas.

26th September – Saudi Arabi Hajj

Follow the link to our dedicate resource on this incident.


31st December – China  – Shanghai New Year’s Eve crush

New Year celebrations in Shanghai ended in tragedy  after 36 people were crushed to death and 47 injured in what has become the city’s worst disaster in recent years

17th October – South Korea 4Minute concert

16 people have been killed and 11 injured in an accident at a pop concert in Seongnam, south of Seoul in South Korea, officials say.

10th October – Multan crowd crush

On October 10, 2014,  occurred in Multan, Pakistan. A Political Party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf faced the crushduring a public rally. It caused the deaths of more than half a dozen people.

3rd October – Patna crowd crush

2014 Patna crowd crush occurred on 3 October 2014 on the occasion of Dassehra festival at Gandhi Maidan inPatna, Bihar

11th May – Stade Tata Raphaël disaster

The 2014 Stade Tata Raphaël disaster refers to a crowd crush that occurred in Kinshasa at the Stade Tata Raphaël on 11 May 2014. During the match between Congolese football clubs TP Mazembe and Vita Club, missiles were thrown on to the pitch and the referee chose to delay play.

25th April – DR Congo stampede: Deaths at Emeneya tribute in Kikwit

14 people have been crushed to death in a stampede at a tribute festival for Congolese singer King Kester Emeneya.

18th January – Mumbai crowd crush

In Mumbai on 18 January 2014 near the Malabar Hill residence of Dawoodi Bohraspiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who had died on 17 January 2014.

6th January – China Mosque

14 killed in crush at China Mosque


13th October – Madhya Pradesh

On 13 October 2013, during the Hindu festival of Navratri, a crowd crush on a bridge near the Ratangarh Mata Temple in Datia district,Madhya Pradesh, India, killing 115 people and injuring more than 110.

10th February – Kumbh Mela stampede

On 10 February 2013, during the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, a stampede broke out at the train station in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, killing 36 people and injuring at least 39.

27th January – Kiss nightclub fire

The Kiss nightclub fire started between 2:00 and 2:30  on 27 January 2013 in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, killing at least 242 people and injuring at least 168 others

1st January – Houphouët-Boigny stampede

The 2013 Houphouët-Boigny stampede occurred as crowds departed a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the early hours of 1 January 2013 near the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


2nd February – Port Said Stadium riot

On 2 February 2012, a massive riot occurred at Port Said Stadium in Port Said, Egypt, following an Egyptian premier league football match between Al-Masry and Al Ahly clubs.

24th September – Satsanga Deoghar disaster

On 24 September 2012, twelve people died and fifty people were injured by careless management by Satsang committee in DeogharJharkhand.

121105-ThrillerMusicPark1st November – Thriller Music Park, Madrid

A Madrid Halloween party headlined by Steve Aoki ended in tragedy last night when three young women died of injuries sustained in the middle of a crowd crush ( a link to our dedicated page on this incident) 


14th January – Sabarimala

The 2011 Sabarimala a crowd crush on 14 January 2011, Makara Jyothi Day at Sabarimala in Kerala, India. It broke out during an annual pilgrimage, killing 106 pilgrims and injuring about 100 more

16th January – Three dead in Budapest West Balkan nightclub stampede

Three women have been killed in a stampede at a nightclub in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Police said the women had been caught in a crush after mass panic broke out among the thousands of people in the three-storey West Balkan club.

22nd February –  Mali stampede in Bamako ‘kills dozens’

At least 30 people have been killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Malian capital of Bamako, officials say. Seventy others were injured in the incident, which occurred at the end of a sermon given by imam Osman Madani Haidara.

10th July – Felix Eboue stadium (no link)

Details to be obtained

22nd November – Two die at Indonesia-Malaysia football match stampede

Two football fans have been killed during a stampede at a match between Indonesia and Malaysia.

The teams were playing in the final of the South East Asian Games in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.


4th March – Pratapgarh janki temple

The Pratapgarh stampede was an incident that occurred on 4 March 2010, at Ram Janki temple in Kunda, Uttar Pradesh,India, that killed at least 63 people and seriously injured over 100 more

24th July – Love Parade disasterGermany Love Parade Deaths

On 24 July 2010, a crowd disaster at the 2010 Love Parade electronic dance music festival in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, caused the death of 21 people from suffocation. At least 510 more were injured.

Crowd disasters as systemic failures: analysis of the Love Parade disaster

The link to this academic paper contains a great deal of resource links to gain further information

Each year, crowd disasters happen in different areas of the world. How and why do such disasters happen? Are the fatalities caused by relentless behavior of people or a psychological state of panic that makes the crowd ‘go mad’? Or are they a tragic consequence of a breakdown of coordination? These and other questions are addressed, based on a qualitative analysis of publicly available videos and materials, which document the planning and organization of the Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany, and the crowd disaster on July 24, 2010. Our analysis reveals a number of misunderstandings that have widely spread. We also provide a new perspective on concepts such as ‘intentional pushing’, ‘mass panic’, ‘stampede’, and ‘crowd crushes’. The focus of our analysis is on the contributing causal factors and their mutual interdependencies, not on legal issues or the judgment of personal or institutional responsibilities. Video recordings show that people stumbled and piled up due to a ‘domino effect’, resulting from a phenomenon called ‘crowd turbulence’ or ‘crowd quake’. Crowd quakes are a typical reason for crowd disasters, to be distinguished from crowd disasters resulting from ‘mass panic’ or ‘crowd crushes’. In Duisburg, crowd turbulence was the consequence of amplifying feedback and cascading effects, which are typical for systemic instabilities. Accordingly, things can go terribly wrong in spite of no bad intentions from anyone. Comparing the incident in Duisburg with others, we give recommendations to help prevent future crowd disasters. In particular, we introduce a new scale to assess the criticality of conditions in the crowd. This may allow preventative measures to be taken earlier on. Furthermore, we discuss the merits and limitations of citizen science for public investigation, considering that today, almost every event is recorded and reflected in the World Wide Web.

24th October – 7 football fans die in Kenya stampede

Seven fans died from a stampede while trying to get into a football match between two of Kenya’s most popular teams, the Kenya Red Cross said on Saturday. Six people were killed when they were run over by the crowd outside Nyayo National Stadium, and one more died after being taken to Kenyatta National Hospital, said Red Cross spokesman Titus Mungo’u.

22nd November – Phnom Penh

The Phnom Penh crowd crush occurred on 22 November 2010 when 347 people were killed and another 755 were injured during the Khmer Water Festival celebrations in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh


1st January – Santika Club fire

The Santika Club fire occurred on Thursday 1 January 2009, in the Santika Club nightclub in Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand,

29th March – Houphouët-Boigny stampede

The 2009 Houphouët-Boigny stampede occurred on 29 March 2009 in the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire before a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match between Malawi and Côte d’Ivoire.

23rd May – Deadly stampede at Rabat festival

At least 11 people have been killed in the Moroccan capital Rabat, following a stampede at a world music concert.Some 40 were injured when a wire fence collapsed at the Mawazine festival.

5th December – Lame Horse fire

The Lame Horse fireoccurred on December 5, 2009, around 1 a.m. local time in the nightclub Khromaya Loshad


9th February – Crush At Indonesia Death Metal Concert Kills 10

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, ten young people were trampled or crushed to death as hundreds of music fans tried to force their way out of a concert Saturday night (February 9) by the Indonesian melodic death metal band BESIDE in Bandung, Indonesia.

21st June – Divine nightclub

Mexico City’s mayor has accused police of making serious errors during a raid at a packed nightclub which led to the deaths of 12 people in a stampede.

3rd August – Naina Devi

A human crowd crush at the Hindu temple of Naina Devi occurred on 3 August 2008 in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. 162 people died when they were crushed, trampled, or forced over the side of a ravine by the movement of a large panicking crowd

22nd September – Wuwang Club fire

The fire began when a stage fireworks gun misfired and crowds exited into one badly-lit exit.

30th September – Jodhpur temple

A human stampede occurred on September 30, 2008, at the Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, in which 249 people were killed and more than 400 injured


12th January – Crowd Crush during the ritual ramy al-jamarāt

At least 345 Muslim pilgrims have died in a crush during the stone-throwing ritual at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia,

Additional paper-The Dynamics of Crowd Disasters: An Empirical Study

Jamarat area as it is today

4th February – PhilSports Stadium

The Wowowee crowd crush occurred at the PhilSports Stadium in Pasig City, Metro Manila in the Philippines on February 4, 2006. It killed 73 people and injured about 400

20th December – A stampede at an Indonesian punk rock concert left 10 people dead

A stampede at an Indonesian punk rock concert left 10 people dead and dozens more injured, most of them teenagers, police said Sunday.

The deadly crush happened Saturday night as hundreds of people tried at the same time to leave a concert by local band Beside, held at a small cultural center hall in West Java province’s capital, Bandung, said local police chief Col. Bambang Suparsono.


25th January – Mandher Devi temple

Mandher Devi temple crowd crush  occurred in 2005 at Mandher Devi temple near Wai in Satara district in Indian state of Maharashtra. More than 300 pilgrims died

27th February – Two killed as film festival opens

The opening of the pan-African film festival Fespaco has been marred by the deaths of two people in a crush. Witnesses said as stadium gates were opened in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkino Faso, there was almost a stampede towards the more shaded areas

25th March – Five die after Iran football game

Five people have been trampled to death in Tehran following a football World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Japan, state news agency Irna reported. About 40 others were hurt as more than 100,000 spectators at the Azadi stadium moved to the exits after the game, doctors told the agency.

31st August – Al-Aaimmah bridge

The 2005 Al-Aaimmah bridge crowd crush occurred on August 31, 2005 when 953 people died following a crush on Al-Aaimmah bridge, which crosses the Tigris river in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Stampede on Baghdad Bridge

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 31 – More than 950 people were killed and hundreds more injured Wednesday morning when rumors of a suicide bomber provoked a frenzied stampede in a procession of Shiite pilgrims as they crossed a bridge in northern Baghdad, government and hospital officials said.

Most of the dead were crushed or suffocated, witnesses said, but many drowned after falling or jumping into the Tigris River after the panicking crowd broke through the bridge’s railings. The disaster was by far the greatest one-day loss of life since the American-led invasion in March 2003.


25th January – Stoning ritual in Mina

Crowd crush occurred at a stone-throwing ritual that has been the source of deadly tramplings in the past.

5th February – 37 killed in stampede at Beijing Lantern Festival

Tragedy struck last night when at least 37 people died and 15 others were injured at a Lantern Festival gathering at a Miyun County Park 65 kilometres northeast of downtown Beijing.

1st September – Three die in Saudi Ikea shop stampede

A stampede of hundreds of shoppers in western Saudi Arabia has left at least three people crushed to death.  A Saudi man and a Pakistani man were among those killed, officials in the port city of Jeddah


17th February – E2 nightclub

The E2 nightclub crowd crush occurred on February 17, 2003, at the E2 nightclub located above the Epitome Chicago restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, in which 21 people died and more than 50 were injured when panic ensued from the use of pepper spray by security guards to break up a fight.

20th February – The Station nightclub fire

The Station Nightclub fire was the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history, killing 100 people. The fire began at 11:07 PM EST, on Thursday, February 20, 2003 ( link to our dedicated page)

14th May – Benin concert stampede kills 15

Police in Benin are investigating reports that a pop concert went ahead despite the deaths of at least 15 fans from crushing. The incident happened before the Congolese musician Kofi Olomide was due to appear at the Friendship Stadium in Benin’s main city Cotonou.

27th July – Sknyliv air show disaster

The Sknyliv air show disaster occurred on 27 July 2002, when a Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 piloted by Volodymyr Toponar and co-piloted by Yuriy Yegorov crashed during an aerobatics presentation at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine. The accident killed 77 people and injured 543, 100 of whom were hospitalised.


1st January 2001 – Volendam: Fire in a Dance Hall

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.

5th March – Jamarat Bridge, Saudi Arabia.

The 2001 Hajj stampede resulted in the deaths of at least 35 pilgrims on 5 March 2001 during the Hajj in Mecca

9th May – Accra Sports Stadium disaster

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

11th April – Ellis Park Stadium disaster

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.

6th May – Fans killed as stadium 

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.

9th May – Soccer fans trampled in Ghana

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.

21st July – Akashi pedestrian bridge accident

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

22nd December – Teenagers killed in Bulgarian nightclub stampede

At least seven teenagers died and six others were seriously injured yesterday when hundreds of revellers tried to enter a Sofia disco to mark the end of the Bulgarian school term.

Hundreds skidded on an icy staircase at the Indigo club, where 1,500 teenagers had crowded at the entrance. Georgi Petkanov the Interior Minister, said one teenager was killed on the spot and six others died later in hospital.


25th March – Throb Nightclub disaster

Thirteen children were killed and 44 injured after a teargas canister was thrown into a crowded disco in Durban, South Africa, yesterday, causing a crowd crush.

23rd April – Liberia soccer crush kills three

At least three spectators are reported to have died in a stampede at a World Cup football match in the Liberian capital Monrovia. Officials said thousands of fans forced their way into the overcrowded national stadium, which has a capacity of 35,000.

8th July –  Stampede kills 12 at world cup tie

At least 12 people died here yesterday in chaos that disrupted a World Cup qualifying match between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Police officers, in what appears to have been an over-reaction to fans throwing plastic bottles on to the field, fired tear gas into a near-capacity crowd of 60,000 at the National Sports Stadium. Thousands of spectators stampeded to get out of the stadium and many people were crushed.

30th June – Roskilde Festival

During Pearl Jam’s concert at the Orange Stage in 2000, a crush occurred. Nine people died, and twenty-six people were injured, three of them seriously.( Link to out dedicated page)

20th October – Mexico club blaze kills 19

At least 19 people have died and 24 others been injured in a fire which destroyed a popular night club in the centre of Mexico City. Dozens of fire fighters were called to the scene in the early hours of the morning as the bar’s occupants struggled to escape the blaze.

25th December – Luoyang Christmas fire

A major fire occurred in Luoyang, in China’s Henan Province, on December 25, 2000.


January, 1991, Orkney, Transvaal

40 killed and 50 injured in South Africa’s worst sports disaster. A refereeing decision triggered violence and a stampede during a pre-season ‘friendly’ between arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

31st May – Pop fans’ stampede crushes 54 to death in Minsk metro

At least 54 people, most of them teenage girls, were crushed to death in a metro underpass stampede in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

July, 1991, Nairobi, Kenya

1 fan killed and 24 injured in a stampede during an African Nations Cup qualifier between Kenya and Mozambique.

5th December – Five Trampled to Death at Innsbruck Air & Style

A panicked crowd of snowboarding fans stampeded out of a stadium in Innsbruck, crushing five people to death and trampling dozens of others


Saudis identifying nationalities of 118 dead pilgrims

The authorities in Saudi Arabia say they are continuing their efforts to identify the nationalities of the one-hundred-and-eighteen Muslims who died in a stampede on the last day of the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

30th October – Fire in Swedish disco kills 60 Arson fear after 60 die in disco fire

THE WORST fire disaster in Sweden’s recent history claimed the lives of 60 teenagers when a blaze ripped through a disco at an immigrant cultural centre in Gothenburg. After conflicting reports about what caused the fireball which turned the second-floor hall into an inferno, police last night refused to rule out a arson attack.


Melee in Overcrowded Guatemala Stadium Kills 84 Soccer Fans

Guatemalan officials said today that at least 84 people had been killed and 147 injured in a melee before a World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday, as stampeding soccer fans crushed and smothered one another in one of the worst sports tragedies in years.


JIDDA, Saudi Arabia

A total of 270 pilgrims died  during this week’s symbolic “stoning the devil” ritual


Lan Kwai Fong  disaster

Twenty people died and 71 were injured when new year celebrations in Hong Kong


Oppenheimer Stadium disaster (No link)

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates met in a pre-season friendly at the 23,000 seater Oppenheimer Stadium, but reports say at least 30,000 were let into the venue.

They were not separated and when Chiefs were awarded a dubious goal, Pirates fans reportedly turned violent, attacking rival supporters. This caused a stampede that left 42 people dead.

AC.DC Salt Lake City crowd crush

It’s not every day that the monster Australian heavy-metal rock hand AC/DC plays Salt Lake City. So the one-show-only Jan. 18 concert at the downtown Salt Palace seemed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to some young Utah fans. They stood in line overnight to buy the $18 tickets, determined to be there if it was the last thing they ever did. Tragically, for three teenagers, it was.

21st September – Jikong Bridge, Shanxi Province (no link)

(Created through Google Translate)

From September 21 to September 30, 1991, Shanxi Provincial People’s Government held the “Two Weeks in a Week” event in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province, namely the Week of Friendship and Exchange of Shanxi Province, the International Drum Festival in Shanxi Province, and the Second Folk Arts Festival in Shanxi Province, China. One of the main activities of “Two Weeks a Week” is the large-scale light show of “Coal Sea Light” held in Yingze Park, which will be held from September 15 to October 31. This is also the first time that “Light of Coal Sea” was exhibited in Shanxi Province.
Lantern Exhibition has been a warm welcome, ticketing team queues in the main street Yingze. Not only Taiyuan local citizens enthusiastically watched the exhibition, and even farmers in the surrounding areas of Taiyuan came over to see the light show with their tractors. According to statistics, at the beginning of the Lantern Festival, the daily sales of tickets for the night more than 1 million, September 22 to 4 million copies, on the 23rd to 5.8 million copies, up to 24 as many as more than 64,000 copies. During this period also issued 3.09 million copies of tickets. All tickets sold without a deadline.

The evening of September 24, the number of admission lanterns as many as 50,000 people. Due to the large number of watchers, lights show site did not set sightseeing signs, flow of people in chaos. Especially in connecting the main channel between east and west of Yingze Lake Qikongqiao, is a large gradient arch bridge at the end of both ends of the east and west stand long, wide and high of 0.57 meters square stop stone pier; bridge two lighting Lights disrepair, dim light; the crowd on the bridge in the opposite direction, crowded. At around 20:30, some people were pushed down in the east of Qikongqiao and the crowd was chaotic . It is reported that due to the fact that there are more tourists on the east side of the bridge than on the west side of the bridge, the flow of people can not flow eastward, and then the bridge west is folded back. As a result, the tourists who journey eastwards in the west of the bridge again flow back to Qiaoxi. The crowd going to Sai Chung was stopped by two stop stone blocks at the bottom of the western section of the western section of Qiaoxi. Someone was tripped over and blocked the flow of people, but the people behind it were crowded by more people and flooded along the slope. Exposed or suffocated by tourists in the middle of death, or seriously injured, or died drowning.

According to ex post facto statistics, 105 people were dumped to death and 108 were crushed. Of the deaths, 27 were men and 78 were women; 23 were under 16, 65 were 17 to 59, and 17 were over 60. Among the injured, 5 were seriously injured, 18 were slightly injured and 85 were injured in general.
Afterwards, the investigation team gave a survey report that the accident occurred in three ways. One is that leading cadres are “seriously bureaucratic, irresponsible and neglecting security.” This is the main reason for the accident. The other is that the police force is not in place and 450 people are on duty in the scheme prepared in advance. However, the actual attendance of all police forces is only 311 people, nearly one-third of the police force did not arrive; Third, there is a significant security risk Lantern Exhibition, Garden does not limit the number of admission, the ticket does not limit the tour date, there is no prescribed sightseeing route. The investigation team found that “9/24 major casualty was a serious accident caused by the serious bureaucratic dereliction of duty on the part of leading cadres and the negligence of dereliction of duty by state staff.”

When he was vice governor of Shanxi Province Li Zhenhua is “two weeks a week” organizing committee chairman. March 4, 1992, Shanxi Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee found Li Zhenhua important responsibility for the accident leadership, decided to remove the vice governor Li Zhenhua duties. Another 18 officers responsible for the accident were punished by party discipline and government


Stunned elected leaders and police, medical and City University officials began sweeping inquiries yesterday to try to explain a nightmarish stampede that left eight young people trampled or crushed to death and 29 others injured at the doorway of a City College gymnasium Saturday night at a charity basketball game featuring celebrity rap stars.


25th March – Happy Land fire

The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that killed 87 people trapped in an unlicensed social club named “Happy Land”, at 1959 Southern Boulevardin the West Farms section of the Bronx in New York City on March 25, 1990

3rd July – Al-Ma’aisim tunnel

About 1,400 Muslim pilgrims suffocated or were trampled to death in a pedestrian tunnel leading to the sacred city of Mecca


download15th April – Hillsborough disaster

The Hillsborough disaster was an incident that occurred on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, during the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs.


Kathmandu stadium disaster

The Kathmandu Stadium Disaster occurred on 12 March 1988 in Kathmandu, Nepal during an association football match between Janakpur Cigarette Factory Ltd and Liberation Army of Bangladesh for the 1988 Tribhuvan Challenge Shield


11th May – Bradford City fire

The Bradford City stadium fire was the worst fire disaster in the history of English football. It occurred during a league match in front of record numbers of spectators, on Saturday, 11 May 1985, killing 56 and injuring at least 265.

May 29th – Heysel Stadium disaster

The Heysel Stadium disaster  occurred on 29 May 1985 when escaping fans were pressed against a wall in the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium,


Luzhniki disaster

The Luzhniki disaster was a deadly human crush that took place at the Grand Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium


3rd December – The Who concert tragedy

On December 3, 1979, eleven teenagers and young adults were killed by compressive asphyxia and 26 other persons were injured in a rush for seating at the opening of a sold-out rock concert


2nd January – Ibrox disaster

The 1971 Ibrox disaster was a crush among the crowd at an Old Firm football game, which led to 66 deaths and over 200 injuries. It happened on 2 January 1971 in an exit stairway at Ibrox Park (now Ibrox Stadium) in Glasgow, Scotland


23rd June –  The Puerta 12 tragedy

On June 23, 1968, in El Monumental after a match between the two teams 71 fans were killed in a crush at gate 12 and 150 fans injured.


Lima stadium disaster

318 people are killed and another 500 injured in riots at National Stadium after Argentina beats Peru in an Olympic qualifying match


Le Mans disaster 

The 1955 Le Mans disaster occurred during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race, when a crash caused large fragments of racing car debris to fly into the crowd. Eighty-three spectators and driver Pierre Levegh perished at the scene with 120 more injured in the most catastrophic accident in motorsport history.


9th March – Burnden Park disaster

The Burnden Park disaster was a human crush that occurred on 9 March 1946 at Burnden Park football stadium, the home of Bolton Wanderers. The crush resulted in the deaths of 33 people and injuries to hundreds of Bolton fans


Glen cinema disaster

It was the afternoon of Hogmanay 1929. Seven-year-old Robert Pope and his friends headed for Paisley’s Glen Cinema. It was a regular treat which Robert funded himself by selling empty jelly jars. That winters day they were looking forward to the latest instalment of their favourite Western.


30th December – Iroquois Theatre fire

The Iroquois Theatre fire occurred on December 30, 1903, in Chicago, Illinois. It is the deadliest theatre fire and the deadliest single-building fire in United States history. At least 605 people died as a result of the fire but not all the deaths were reported, as some of the bodies were removed from the scene.


5th April – Ibrox Glasgow

On 5 April 1902, during the 1902 British Home Championship match between Scotland and England, the back of the newly built West Tribune Stand collapsed due to heavy rainfall the previous night. Hundreds of supporters fell up to 40 feet (12 m) to the ground below. 25 people died and 517 were injured


Khodynka Tragedy

Celebration of the Coronation of Czar Nicholas II Results in the Death of up to 3,000 peasants


Victoria Hall, Sunderland

183 children – 114 boys and 69 girls – mostly between the ages of seven and ten but some as young as three died, while a further 100 were seriously injured.


5th December – Brooklyn Theater Fire

The Brooklyn Theater Fire was a catastrophic theatre fire that broke out on the evening of December 5, 1876 in the city of Brooklyn, New York, United States

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