human crush

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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TEHRAN (FNA)- The third plane transporting the bodies of 90 Iranian pilgrims who lost their lives in the tragic human crush in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on September 24 arrived in Tehran.
30am is peak-hour when several thousand of those Palestinians join the human crush at Qalandia.
The Hillsborough disaster was a human crush, which transpired during the semi-final FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.
The human crush of Christian worshippers was most notable in the Oud Metha area of Dubai where celebrants spilled into St Mary's Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Church compound nearby.
Mr Betts, a Wednesday supporter, was leader of Sheffield City Council in 1989 and attended the FA Cup semi-final, witnessing the deadly human crush.
This can be invaluable given the traffic din and human crush of Hollywood Boulevard, and eliminates the imperative to be constantly at the guide's elbow.
Museum director John Wetenhall and co-chairs Jay and Holly Logan thanked the rain gods for holding off, while the human crush in the courtyard buzzed, dined and danced with delight.
DARKEST DAY: The tragedy on Ibrox Stairway 13 is reported in the Sunday Mail, right, with other images of the disaster, clockwise, showing Old Firm gaffers Jock Stein and Willie Waddell helping some of the injured; Gers players Alfie Conn and Willie Johnston visiting one of the scores of injured fans in hospital; supporters rallying to help revive some of the victims; and the twisted railings which buckled in the human crush on the stairway of death

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