Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, New year’s party crowd incident 01/01/1993

Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, New year's party crowd incident 01/01/1993

Recalling deadly Hong Kong New Year 1993 stampede that killed 20 in Lan Kwai Fong

Recalling deadly Hong Kong New Year 1993 stampede that killed 20 in Lan Kwai Fong

20 Die in Hong Kong New Year’s Stampede

 

Twenty New Year’s revelers were trampled to death early today when thousands of local and foreign party-goers stampeded through a packed bar and restaurant district in central Hong Kong, police said.

20 killed in Hong Kong stampede

HONG KONG (Reuter, AP, Press Association) – Twenty people died and 71 were injured when new year celebrations in Hong Kong turned from celebration to tragedy in the colony’s night-club district.

LEARNING FROM DISASTER: NEW YEAR’S STAMPEDE: LAN KWAI FONG 1993

Case document

On January 1st 1993, at approximately 12:05 a.m., a crowd of New Year’s Eve revellers emptied out of bars in Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong’s Central District. As some 20,000 people began to push in the small, sloped streets and alleys, it took only moments for some to fall on roads slick with the foam of sprayed beer and champagne. 

FXB/DPRI Case Series 5
April 2017

NEW YEAR'S STAMPEDE Lan Kwai Fong 1993

Satchit Balsari
Leah Van Vaerenewyck
Vera Sistenich
Jennifer Leaning

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