mass panic


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mass panic

An uncontrolled mass response to a triggering event (e.g., fire, explosion) in which a crowd of people—e.g., on a religious pilgrimage or at a professional sporting or music event—move at once towards a presumed direction of egress, which, if blocked, may result in a mass disaster of human crush injuries and death due to compressive asphyxiation.
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Multi-millionaire Calum Melville dropped a bombshell by offering to resign from the board, sparking mass panic among their followers.
BERLIN: The death toll from a stampede at a "Love Parade" techno music festival in Germany rose to 19 on Sunday and police pursued an investigation into how the mass panic occurred.
Mass panic turned fatal at a street party meant to celebrate love and peace.
SEVENTEEN people were killed yesterday when mass panic broke out at a one-day German music festival.
Partygoer Udo Sandhoefer told n-tv television that even though no one else was being let in, people still streamed into the tunnel, causing "a real mass panic.
One of the main reasons of the incident was mass panic, resulting in a
It seems to be something like a mass panic at the entrance," Stefan Wlach, a German journalist at the festival, told Al Jazeera.
Emily Henochowicz in the hospital) Israeli troops fired volleys of tear gas at Palestinian and international protesters, causing mass panic amongst the demonstrators and those queuing at the largest checkpoint separating the West Bank and from Jerusalem.
Survivors spoke of "carnage" and mass panic following the collision.
Can medics really be surprised there's mass panic when they insist on giving diseases such ghastly names?
Trouble broke out in the stands during Bahia's 2-0 victory and several fans needed medical treatment after mass panic spread.
The writers ask us to believe that global warming is a creation of a "certain political agenda" whose only proof is bad computer climate models for an untold purpose of mass panic.