The 27 Most Deadly Human Stampedes of All Time And Why They Happened #infographic

The 27 Most Deadly Human Stampedes of All Time And Why They Happened #infographic

Often the value of crowd control, crowd management and a proper emergency evacuation plan is overlooked before a disastrous human stampede occurs. Across history human stampedes and crushes have occurred at crowded gatherings, typically caused by panic spreading through the crowd like wildfire. Something as simple as luggage trick, as was the case with the Hajj Stampede in 2006, has triggered a deadly human stampede.

In an article on The Independent's Bethnal Green Tube tragedy, writer Godfrey Holmes noted that "stempedes begin in the wild when animals, guided by herd instinct, bolt away from perceived danger to perceived safety. Although evidently more rational beings , people join stampedes for the same reason.

The 27 Most Deadly Human Stampedes of All Time And Why They Happened #infographic

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