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July 2, 1990: A stampede of religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca leaves more than 1,400 people dead

History Channel

Hajj tragedies over the years:

  • 1987:  A confrontation between Iranians and Saudis during an anti-American demonstration resulted in 400 deaths.
  • 1994: 270 people died when too many rushed forward for the stoning.
  • 1998: At least 110 people were killed in a similar stampede and another 180 were seriously injured.
  • 2001 and 2002:  More than 30 people died at Mina
  • 2003: Another 244 pilgrims were killed in a stampede there.
  • 2006: 363 were killed.
  • 1997:  A fire in a tent in Mina killed 340 people and injured more than 1,400 more.
  • 1991:  Two separate plane crashes carrying pilgrims back home from Saudi Arabia in killed 261 and 91 people respectively.

1//2/1971: 66 football fans are killed in a stampede at a stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, as they attempt to leave a game after a late goal by the home team, simply a crush of spectators all leaving at the same time on the same stairway

History


Morocco: A sudden stampede for flour killed 15 and injured many more

Washington Post

“……Last year, wheat and barley production in Morocco was at its lowest level in a decade…… The shortage was due to “inadequate rainfall during the planting season and the shortage of rain during the critical months of February and March.”

Wheat is a staple in Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa……. The average Moroccan consumes more than 440 pounds of wheat every year, one of the highest per capita rates in the world……”

 


10/16/1996: A stampede of soccer fans before a World Cup qualifying match in Guatemala City kills 84 people and seriously injures more than 100

History Channel


Mumbai: A rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway-station in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30

US News


More than 1,500 people were injured when panic swept through a crowd of Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in a piazza in the northern Italian city of Turin

TIME

 


At least 24 people died and dozens more were hurt in a stampede in the ancient city of Varanasi on Saturday

Reuters

“….Deadly stampedes are common at India’s big pilgrimages and religious festivals.

In 2008, 145 people died when a panicking crowd pushed people over a ravine in north India.

In 2013 a crowd rush at a railway station killed at least 36 Hindu pilgrims, attending a festival.

Last July, at least 27 were killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at a Hindu festival in south India and in

August 10 more died in a similar incident in Jharkhand…..”

 


At least 24 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede that occurred as they were crossing a crowded bridge to reach a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India

Washington Post

 


Several dozen people died in a stampede Sunday morning when a religious celebration in Ethiopia turned into an anti-government protest

Washington Post

 


How many really died during Hajj three months ago?

NY Times

 

**  2,411 killed was based on what the AP described as its updated compilation from state news reports and official remarks from 36 of the more than 180 countries where pilgrims had traveled from.

**  The Saudis claim that 769 pilgrims died in the stampede.

 


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