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Fans Storm Gate in Fatal Crush
'It Was a
Night of Terror'
in El Salvador

'It Was a Night of Terror' in El Salvador

Hundreds are hurt at Salvadoran soccer match

(Newser) - Fans angry at being blocked from entering a Salvadoran soccer league match knocked down an entrance gate to the stadium, leading to a crush that left at least 12 people dead and hundreds injured, officials and witnesses said Sunday. The stampede took place late Saturday during a quarterfinals match between...

78 Die in Stampede at Event to Distribute Aid

At least 73 others injured in Yemen tragedy

(Newser) - A crowd of people apparently spooked by gunfire and an electrical explosion stampeded at an event to distribute financial aid in Yemen’s capital late Wednesday, killing at least 78 and injuring at least 73 others, according to eyewitnesses and Houthi rebel officials. Abdel-Rahman Ahmed and Yahia Mohsen, who witnessed...

GloRilla Says She Is 'Devastated & Heartbroken'
Another Concertgoer
Dies After Stampede

Another Concertgoer Dies After Stampede

Police still aren't sure what sparked the rush toward exits that has left three dead

(Newser) - A 35-year-old woman trampled as fans rushed out of a Rochester, New York, concert has died of her injuries, the third person killed in the crush. Police said Aisha Stephens of Syracuse had been hospitalized in critical condition since the performance by GloRilla on Sunday, WXXI reports. Fans pushed toward...

One Dead After Stampede at New York Rap Concert
At Rap Concert,
'Tragedy of Epic

At Rap Concert, 'Tragedy of Epic Proportions'

2 dead, 8 hurt after stampede at GloRilla event in Rochester, New York

(Newser) - A second person has died after the tragic crowd surge at a Rochester, New York, rap concert Sunday night. She was one of two women previously reported to have been in critical condition following the incident, CNN reports.

In Hours Before Seoul Surge, Worried 911 Calls

National police chief concedes law enforcement response was 'inadequate'

(Newser) - The deadly crowd surge in Seoul over the weekend, which left more than 150 dead and dozens injured during festivities celebrating Halloween, took place about four hours after an initial 911 call had been placed, warning that the number of people crammed into a narrow alley in the Itaewon district...

What We Know About Deadly Crowd Crush in Seoul

More than 150 Halloween revelers died in Itaewon district, and most were young women

(Newser) - The scale of the tragedy from a deadly crowd crush in Seoul continues to rise, with at least 153 dead and dozens more injured, some critically. As authorities attempt to identify the victims and investigate what led to the crush, harrowing accounts of survivors and eyewitnesses have emerged. Coverage:
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Stampede at Halloween Event Kills at Least 146 in Seoul

150 are reported injured after crowd surge during festivities on narrow street

(Newser) - Update: This story has been updated throughout with the latest death toll and new details. At least 146 people were killed and 150 more injured when they were crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street during Halloween festivities Saturday night in Seoul, South Korean officials said....

Soccer Stampede Is One of Deadliest Sports Events Ever
Soccer Stampede Leaves
at Least 125 Dead

Soccer Stampede Leaves at Least 125 Dead

Indonesia riot results in one of the deadliest sports events ever

(Newser) - (Update: The death toll has been revised from 174 to 125 after authorities realized some victims were counted twice.) Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated,...

Stampede at Event for Poor Kills 31, Including Children

People lined up hours early at Shop for Free program in Nigeria

(Newser) - A stampede Saturday at a church charity event intended to offer hope to the needy left 31 people dead and seven injured in southern Nigeria, police said. One witness said the dead included a pregnant woman and many children, the AP reports. The stampede at the event organized by the...

New Year's Gathering at Shrine Turns Into 'Horrifying Sight'

At least 12 are dead, 15 injured after crowd surge at Hindu shrine in Kashmir

(Newser) - A crowd surge at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 12 people and injured 15 others on New Year's Day, officials said. Initial reports suggested an altercation between a group of devotees led to the crush early Saturday at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, where...

Travis Scott Took the Stage. Then, a 'Mass Casualty Incident'

Officials say 8 are dead after crowd surge at Astroworld music fest in Houston

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated to add information about the victims. At least eight people died and numerous others were injured in what officials described as a surge of the crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Houston while rapper Travis Scott was performing. Officials declared a "mass...

Israel Caps Gatherings at 100. 100K Were at Site of Disaster

44 people were crushed to death early Friday at the Lag B'Omer festival

(Newser) - A police commander is taking responsibility for the stampede that killed at least 44 people in Israel early Friday and injured more than 100, including 38 critically. Witnesses were quick to fault police for blocking an exit from the base of Mount Meron, where 100,000 mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews had...

Israel Suffers One of Its Deadliest Civilian Disasters

44 dead in stampede at religious festival

(Newser) - A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 44 people and injured some 150 others early Friday, six of them critically, medical officials said, in one of the country's deadliest civilian disasters. The stampede occurred during the...

Elderly Women Die in Stampede for Visas

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, at least 36 dead in Taliban attack

(Newser) - At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country, officials said, per the AP . Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, said most of those...

Nightclub Stampede Kills 13 as Cops Arrive

About 120 people had gathered at disco illegally in Lima, Peru

(Newser) - Thirteen people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country's lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. The stampede happened at the Thomas Restobar in Lima, where about 120 people had gathered for a party on Saturday night, the...

20 Die in Stampede for Food Aid at Refugee Camp

Refugees in Niger hadn't received food previous day

(Newser) - A local official says at least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp. Diffa governor Issa Lamine says 15 women and five children were killed and 16 others were injured Monday at the camp in the southeast...

First a Blast, Then a Stampede. Now, Dozens Are Missing

Leaking oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria

(Newser) - More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday. The blast early Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, a Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman told the AP . The Nembe trunk...

Panic, Then a Stampede: 6 Dead at Nightclub Concert

Dozens injured after tragic night at disco in Italy; 'stinging substance' may have spurred panic

(Newser) - Three young women, two young men, and a mom who'd taken her daughter to a rap concert at a nightclub in Corinaldo, Italy, have died, and dozens more have been injured, after a moment of panic that led to a stampede Saturday. Police rep Col. Cristian Corrazza tells the...

Falling Concrete Caused Panic, Then a Deadly Stampede

22 lost their lives on Indian pedestrian bridge

(Newser) - A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, and at least 22 people were killed in the crush while another 27 were injured, officials say. When falling concrete hit the bridge railing, people in the crowd thought the...

Dozens Die in Stampede at Ethiopia Religious Festival

Protests started at event, then police response

(Newser) - Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. An estimated two million people were attending the annual Irrecha thanksgiving event in Bishoftu town southeast...

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