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May 3, 2010
Five people killed in stampede at Mexican concert MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - At least five people were trampled to death Sunday when concert fans were panicked by the sound of gunfire and caused a stampede in this northern city, which has been on edge since drug violence flared in recent weeks. Hundreds of fans of the Norteno group Intocable at the show rushed for the exits after some people yelled that they had heard shooting, senior government official Ivonne Alvarez told reporters.
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February 12, 2014 | By August Brown
Ten people have been charged in a massive stampede that killed 21 people at Germany's Love Parade electronic-music festival in 2010. Four city workers and six private event organizers face a range of charges from bodily harm in involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, they could face up to five years in jail. A reported 500,000 people attended the festival in Duisberg. The venue, a former rail yard, was equipped to handle only 250,000.   City prosecutor Horst Bien said that the event's failings, including a single entry point that was too narrow, were evident from the beginning, and that the city should not have issued a permit for the event.
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WORLD
January 1, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - At least 60 people died and about 200 were injured Tuesday in a stampede that followed a fireworks display at a football stadium in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, according to emergency officials. Most of the dead and injured were children and teenagers. The stampede happened in the early hours of the morning as crowds were leaving the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium after a New Year's Eve fireworks display ended about 2 a.m. It is not known what triggered the stampede, officials said.
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October 13, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
NEW DELHI -- At least 89 people died Sunday in a stampede near a Hindu temple in central India when people panicked on a crowded bridge. In addition to the confirmed death toll, many of the 100 injured were in critical condition, so the death toll was likely to rise, according to Dilip Kumar Arya, Chambal Range deputy inspector general of police. [Updated at 9:33 p.m. Oct. 13: The death toll rose to at least 109. ] Hundreds of thousands of people had gathered at the Ratangarh temple in central Madhya Pradesh state Sunday morning for the last day of a nine-day religious festival when a crowd bolted on a packed bridge, authorities said.
WORLD
July 24, 2010 | Reuters
A stampede killed at least 15 people after mass panic broke out in a tunnel at a Love Parade techno music festival in Germany on Saturday. Overcrowding at the entrance tunnel to a former freight rail station where the event was being held sparked the stampede and then a crush among the mainly young festival-goers. The festival, attended by about 1.4 million people, was not immediately cancelled because authorities feared that could spark a second panic and more chaos at the crowded venue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1987 | United Press International
Thousands of people stampeded to board a ferry delayed by fog Thursday morning in Shanghai, crushing to death 11 passengers and injuring 76 others, the New China News Agency reported.
WORLD
October 13, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
NEW DELHI -- At least 89 people died Sunday in a stampede near a Hindu temple in central India when people panicked on a crowded bridge. In addition to the confirmed death toll, many of the 100 injured were in critical condition, so the death toll was likely to rise, according to Dilip Kumar Arya, Chambal Range deputy inspector general of police. [Updated at 9:33 p.m. Oct. 13: The death toll rose to at least 109. ] Hundreds of thousands of people had gathered at the Ratangarh temple in central Madhya Pradesh state Sunday morning for the last day of a nine-day religious festival when a crowd bolted on a packed bridge, authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By August Brown
Ten people have been charged in a massive stampede that killed 21 people at Germany's Love Parade electronic-music festival in 2010. Four city workers and six private event organizers face a range of charges from bodily harm in involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, they could face up to five years in jail. A reported 500,000 people attended the festival in Duisberg. The venue, a former rail yard, was equipped to handle only 250,000.   City prosecutor Horst Bien said that the event's failings, including a single entry point that was too narrow, were evident from the beginning, and that the city should not have issued a permit for the event.
NEWS
December 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A stampede of spectators at a snowboarding event in Austria led to five deaths and 25 injuries after a barrier gave way and dozens of people were trampled, police and local media said. The Austria Press Agency quoted police in Innsbruck, capital of the western province of Tirol, as saying the deaths and injuries resulted from a stampede of spectators that broke out at the city's Bergisel Stadium after a barrier there collapsed.
WORLD
November 22, 2010 | By Mark Magnier and James Pringle, Los Angeles Times
A massive stampede at a festival in the Cambodian capital killed at least 349 people Monday and injured hundreds more in what the prime minister called the country's worst tragedy since the 1970s reign of the Khmer Rouge. The disaster occurred when a crowd attending a concert on an artificial island to celebrate the end of the rainy season returned to the mainland across a bridge roughly 30 yards wide and 300 yards long. As the human crush intensified, some people suffocated where they stood; others tried to jump over the side.
WORLD
October 13, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - India breathed a sigh of relief Sunday as assessment teams fanned out across the eastern part of the country in the wake of the biggest storm in 14 years and found extensive property damage but relatively little loss of life. The state news service, Press Trust of India, reported that 23 people died as a result of Cyclone Phailin, most from falling trees or flying debris. Many had predicted a far higher death toll from the storm in this country of 1.2 billion people, where crisis management, regulation, planning and execution are often inadequate and thousands lose their lives each year to natural disasters, building collapses, train accidents and poor crowd control.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
I ask you: Is there anything nicer than a Canadian? A puppy? A nun? No, Canadians are definitely nicer than nuns. All cheekiness aside, even when you visit this country often, you can't help but be struck by the genuine character of the people - the friendly conversations at lunch, the attentiveness of the hotel front desk. So when recent floods ravaged Calgary, site of one of the world's great rodeos , it's probably no surprise that volunteers raced to the rescue. Not only did they show up by the thousands to help salvage the rodeo venues, but they also worked on the little places that were devastated by the high water, such as the southern Alberta town of, ironically enough, High River.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
One of the world's great rodeos will go on “come hell or high water.” Calgary Stampede officials announced Monday that Canada's ultimate rodeo will run  as scheduled July 5-14, despite extensive flooding to the grounds and the city itself. "We have pumped millions of gallons of water from our facilities, scraped the mud from our tarmac, commenced the cleanup of our park, all to welcome guests from around the world," Stampede president Bob Thompson said. "We will be hosting the greatest outdoor show on Earth, come hell or high water," he said.
SPORTS
June 22, 2013 | By David Wharton
Massive flooding in southern Alberta, Canada, had many wondering if Calgary might be forced to cancel its famed annual rodeo. Asked about the Calgary Stampede, which is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, Mayor Naheed Nenshi insisted the show will go on. "We're Calgarians," Nenshi told reporters on Saturday. "We're going to make it work. " However, he added, the 10-day event "may not look the same as last year. " More than 75,000 residents were told to leave their homes Friday as officials issued an evacuation order for the downtown area.
SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
At least seven people were injured in China on Thursday after soccer fans stormed through a gate and a line formed by police and security guards to catch a glimpse of international soccer star David Beckham. Nearly 1,000 fans gathered at the Shanghai Tongji University stadium to see Beckham make an appearance with the school's soccer team in an event that ended up being canceled because of the stampede, the state-run news site Xinmin Net said. Among the injured were three police officers, two university security guards and two students, police said.
WORLD
June 3, 2013 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - There was a loud bang, survivors said. Then the lights went out, and fire quickly engulfed a poultry plant in northeastern China, killing at least 119 workers who were trapped inside behind locked doors. The fire on Monday, perhaps the deadliest in China's poultry industry, erupted just after 6 a.m. in Jilin province's Mishazi township. Authorities said the explosion was caused by leakage in tanks of ammonia, which is used in the poultry industry as a coolant. At least 54 people were injured in the explosion and subsequent blaze.
WORLD
January 15, 2011 | By Mark Magnier and Anshul Rana, Los Angeles Times
An out of control vehicle on a road used by worshipers attending a major Hindu festival caused a stampede late Friday, leaving at least 60 people dead and 100 injured near the Sabarimala shrine in southern India. Authorities said they feared the death toll could increase substantially given the difficulty of getting emergency assistance into the remote area and limited communication. "It's very difficult for anyone to reach the spot and carry on rescue operations," said Jacob Punnoose, the senior police official in Kerala, the southern Indian state where the tragedy occurred.
WORLD
October 18, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Ritual celebrations and heated tempers proved a deadly combination, police said Sunday, as 10 people were killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in northern India. The incident happened late Saturday when between 30,000 and 40,000 people brought their goats to a small private temple in Tildiha, a village in Bihar state, to sacrifice the animals and offer up prayers to the goddess Durga on the last day of a 10-day festival. People started pushing, and tempers were short because most people had been fasting all day, said Aadesh Chitarmare, a district magistrate for the area.
WORLD
January 1, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - At least 60 people died and about 200 were injured Tuesday in a stampede that followed a fireworks display at a football stadium in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, according to emergency officials. Most of the dead and injured were children and teenagers. The stampede happened in the early hours of the morning as crowds were leaving the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium after a New Year's Eve fireworks display ended about 2 a.m. It is not known what triggered the stampede, officials said.
NEWS
July 6, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Calgary Stampede , billed as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. " celebrates a century-long tradition beginning Friday (today) and continuing through July 15 in Alberta, Canada. A centerpiece of that greatest show is chuck-wagon racing, which is not merely a token event: There are Canadian chuck-wagon-racing circuits, and the Stampede is a premier event. Much of the horseflesh is thoroughbred material. In races at the Stampede, a team of horses pulls a chuck wagon around barrels and a racecourse.
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