The deadliest crowd crushes of the last decade | South Korea


The mob that killed more than 149 people in Seoul at a Halloween party is one of the worst crushes of the past decade. Here are the deadliest:

Mecca: 2,300 dead

On September 24, 2015, a massive crushing at the site of the ritual stoning of the devil in Mina near Mecca during the annual pilgrimage left around 2,300 people dead, the deadliest disaster in the history of the hajj.

Iran, which said 464 of its pilgrims had been killed, accused Saudi Arabia of failing to stage the event properly.

Some pilgrims blamed the crush on the closure of a road near the stoning site, saying security forces mismanaged the flow of worshippers.

South Korea: at least 149 dead

On the night of October 29, 2022, more than 149 people were killed and 150 injured in a crush in Seoul during a Halloween party, with several thousand participants in the narrow streets of a district of the capital south- Korean.

Indonesia: at least 133 dead

Fans enter the pitch at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Yudha Prabowo/AP

On October 1, 2022, a lightning strike at a football stadium in Malang, East Java killed 133 people, including more than 40 children.

Police had tried to push fans away with tear gas and many panicked victims were crushed or suffocated trying to use closed or too narrow exit doors.

Six people, including three police officers, were charged and the regional police chief transferred.

Kanjuruhan Stadium will be demolished.

India: at least 115 dead

On October 13, 2013, a lightning strike on the sidelines of a religious festival near a temple in Datia district, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, killed at least 115 people, for most trampled or drowned, and over 110 injured.

At the time of the accident, around 20,000 people were on a bridge over the Sindh River.

According to local authorities, a rumor about a possible collapse of the bridge caused a power surge.

Ivory Coast: at least 60 dead

On January 1, 2013, at least 60 people, many of them young people, died in a crush when a huge crowd of spectators left the Plateau district of the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, after watching the fireworks of the new Year.

Iran: 56 dead

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Crowds attend the funeral of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani and others killed by a US drone strike in Iraq. Photography: AP

On January 7, 2020, a crush in Kerman, southeastern Iran, at the funeral of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani, attended by a huge crowd, left 56 people dead.

Suleimani, killed on January 3 by an American drone strike outside Baghdad airport, was considered a hero in his fight against the jihadists of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Ethiopia: at least 52 dead

On October 2, 2016, at least 52 people died, according to the authorities – or at least 100, according to the opposition – in a wave of crowds in Bishoftu, 50 km southeast of Addis Ababa.

Clashes between crowds and police during the traditional Oromo Irreecha festival that marks the end of the rainy season have erupted, causing a rush.

Tanzania: 45 dead

On March 21, 2021, 45 people died in a crush at a stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital, where a tribute to late President John Magufuli was being held.

Israel: 45 dead

Mourners at the funeral of an ultra-Orthodox man killed in a crash at Lag B'Omer in Mount Meron.
Mourners at the funeral of an ultra-Orthodox man killed in a crash at Lag B’Omer in Mount Meron. Photography: Abir Sultan/EPA

On April 30, 2021, a crash during the Jewish holiday Lag B’Omer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in northern Israel killed at least 45 people, clouding the country’s largest gathering since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. .

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