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
The value of crowd control, crowd calming, and a proper emergency exit plan is frequently ignored before there is a catastrophic human stampede. Throughout history, people have been stamped and crushed by crowded gatherings, usually caused by the fear that spreads through the crowd like a wildfire. Something as simple as a trip over luggage triggered a deadly human stampede, as was the case with the 2006 Hajj Stampede.

In an article in The Independent on the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, the writer Godfrey Holmes noted that "stamps begin in the wild when animals, guided by herd instincts, turn away from perceived danger to perceived health. Men, even though they are ostensibly more moral beings, enter the stampedes for the same purpose. It's not so often the stampede that kills, but the resulting crush.

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

Source: www.smartadvocate.com

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