This Survive Human Stampede During Threat with These Tips article was designed to introduce homesteading readers to what can cause human stampedes and how you can prepare yourself in advance.
A stampede is uncontrolled running as an act of mass impulse among a crowd of people in which the group collectively begins running, often in an attempt to escape a perceived threat. Human stampedes and crushes also occur in episodes of panic as people try to get away therefore trampling other people causing fatal injuries.
Fear can drive people to do things that they ordinarily would not do and it also can cause them to respond without clear thinking. So, when you introduce another unusual circumstance into the equation such as a large group of people. You can end up with a very dangerous situation known as a human stampede.
* fire or explosion
* religious pilgrimages
* large entertainment events (concerts, sporting events and Black Friday Sales)
The author of this article was hoping to help as many people as they can be able to better handle themselves if they were ever to be confronted with a human stampede situation. The article explains in detail what can cause them and also offers some valuable survival tips.
Examples of Human Stampedes in History:
* 11 February 1823: Carnival tragedy of 1823 where about 110 boys died after falling down a flight of steps to get bread
* 16 June 1883: Victoria Hall disaster, where 183 children died rushing to get treats behind a narrow door at the end of a downward staircase.
* 18 May 1896: Khodynka Tragedy, where 1389 people died and over 1300 were injured.
* 24 December 1913: Italian Hall disaster, 73 people died trying to escape from a false fire alarm at a crowded Christmas party.
* 6 June 1941: during a Japanese bombing of Chongqing, China, 1000 people were killed in a stampede at the Jiaochangkou tunnel, an access point to an air raid shelter.
* 5 March 1953: Joseph Stalin funerals stampede: up to several thousands of people died during the Stalins funerals ceremony (real numbers kept in secret). In the public’s efforts to pay their respects to Stalin’s casket, a number of people died as they were crushed and trampled by the amassed crowd. Khrushchev provided an estimate that 109 people died in the crowd
* 15 April 1989: Hillsborough disaster: 96 people killed and 766 injured as an influx of football fans were crammed into standing terraces in an effort to ease overcrowding outside. It is the worst disaster in British sporting history.
* 2 July 1990: 1990 Mecca tunnel tragedy: 1,426 people killed.
* 14 January 1999: 1999 Sabarimala stampede: 53 people killed.
* 4 February 2006: Wowowee stampede: 73 people were killed and about 400 were injured during a stampede outside the PhilSports Stadium in Pasig City, Philippines. About 30,000 people had been gathered outside the stadium waiting to participate in the first anniversary episode of the former television variety show Wowowee.
* 30 September 2008: 2008 Jodhpur stampede: 224 people killed and 425 injured in Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur.
* 14 January 2011: 2011 Sabarimala stampede: 106 people killed.
* 31 December 2014: 2014 Shanghai stampede: 36 people killed and 47 injured in Shanghai stampede during New Year’s celebrations
* 24 September 2015: 2015 Hajj stampede At least 2,177 people crushed to death and 934 injured at the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia
* 3 June 2017: 2017 Turin stampede: 1 woman killed and more than 1,500 people were injured when panic erupted during a screening of the UEFA Champions League Final in Turin, Italy.
* 29 September 2017: Elphinstone Station, Mumbai, India. More than 22 people died and hundreds were injured on a narrow footbridge. Reports say, panic triggered by a falling concrete slab made people rush in fear of the bridge collapsing, leading to the stampede. The bridge was densely packed during rush-hour and heavy rains packed more people taking shelter near the bridge.
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