human crush

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human crush

A human disaster which occurs during religious pilgrimages or professional sporting and music events, when crowds fall prey to mass panic due to an explosion, fire or other trigger event which causes a stampede. Death is caused by compressive asphyxiaton (crowd crush) rather than trampling, resulting from the combination of horizontal pushing and vertical stacking often against a closed exit or route of egress.
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The group vowed to continue but a crowd crush at a gig in Cincinnati in 1979 claimed 11 lives and left them devastated.
Ch a o S FESTIVAL-GOERS Last summer's festival, the first at Strathallan Estate in Perthshire, was marred by traffic chaos, huge queues, a terrifying crowd crush and drink-fuelled violence.
For example, Tehran did not overreact when some 500 Iranian pilgrims were killed in a crowd crush during last year's Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
The release of the single comes after a damning report into the handling of the crowd crush at Hillsborough Stadium which left 96 fans dead.
Because of the capacity crowd crush at Villa Park, adults would always usher youngsters to the front to give them more protection and a better view.
GERMAN prosecutors are investigating negligent manslaughter following the deaths of 19 people in a crowd crush at the Love Parade techno music festival.
The last major homecoming was in 1999 where there were serious safety issues raised regarding the risks of crowd crush.
AT least ten people died - eight of them children - and more than 100 were injured in a crowd crush when thousands of revellers tried to push their way across a crowded pedestrian bridge after a fireworks ended show last night.
CHAOS FESTIVAL-GOERS HIT Last summer's festival, the first at Strathallan Estate in Perthshire, was marred by traffic chaos, huge queues, a terrifying crowd crush and drink-fuelled violence.
There was great praise for the work of photographer Jason Skarratt, whose awards submission included dramatic images of the crowd crush at last year's Christmas lights concert by X Factor group JLS.
SIXTY fans were injured, four seriously in a terrifying crowd crush at a Christmas concert yesterday.