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A Look at Some of the World’s Worst Crowd Disasters

Police fired tear gas after a riot broke out at an Indonesian football match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. More than 170 people died, most of them crushed, in panic and rush to exit, police said on Sunday.

Here’s a look at some of the major congestion disasters in recent decades:

3 December 1979 – Eleven people died in a crowd of thousands of fans attending a concert by The Who at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.

20 January 1980 – A temporary four-story wooden stadium collapsed during a bullfight in Cincelejo, Colombia, killing about 200 spectators.

20 October 1982 – Sixty-six people have died in a fan crush during a UEFA Cup match between Spartak Moscow and Haarlem, Netherlands, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

28 May 1985 – Twenty-nine people were killed in fan violence between Liverpool and Juventus at the Hessel Stadium in Brussels in the 1985 European Cup final.

March 13, 1988 – In Kathmandu, Nepal, 93 people died as thousands of football fans gathered to exit the stadium to escape the sudden hailstorm.

15 April 1989 – At least 97 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a fan crush at the overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. One victim died of aspiration pneumonia in 2021, leaving him vulnerable to injuries from the disaster.

2 July 1990 – During the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia, 1,426 Muslim pilgrims, mainly from Asia, die in and around the long walking tunnel from Mecca to Mina.

13 January 1991 – Forty-two people have died trying to avoid a fan fight at Oppenheimer Stadium in South Africa.

23 May 1994 – A crush of pilgrims on Hajj killed 270 Muslim pilgrims.

23 November 1994 – 113 people were killed in a panicked crush during a political protest in Nagpur, India.

16 October 1996 – 84 people were killed and 147 were injured after panicked fans crushed and suffocated ahead of the World Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Costa Rica in Guatemala City.

9 April 1998 – A crowd of pilgrims on a bridge in Mecca killed 118 Haj pilgrims.

11 April 2001 – At least 43 people were crushed to death during a football match at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

9 May 2001 – More than 120 people were killed when police fired tear gas shells at a rowdy crowd at a stadium in the Ghanaian capital Accra, sparking panic.

February 17, 2003 – Twenty-one people are crushed as they exit the ladder for E2, a nightclub in Chicago.

February 20, 2003 – During a Great White concert at the Station nightclub in Warwick, Rhode Island, a fire breaks out at a stage pyrotechnic that kills 100 and injures more than 200.

1 February 2004 – 251 people died in a stampede during Hajj rituals at Jamarat bridge near Mecca.

25 January 2005 – Hindu pilgrims panic near Mandharadevi temple in Maharashtra, India, killing 265 people.

31 August 2005 – At least 640 Shia Muslim pilgrims were killed in Baghdad when a railing on a bridge collapsed during a religious procession, sending scores across the Tigris River.

12 January 2006 – Muslim pilgrims panic during a Hajj ceremony near Mecca, killing 345.

4 February 2006 – Twenty-eight people were killed in a panic crush at the Philsports Arena stampede in Manila, Philippines, as they waited to audition for a TV variety show.

September 30, 2008 – At least 168 people were killed and 100 injured as thousands of Hindu pilgrims ran into panic at a temple in Jodhpur, India.

24 July 2010 – Twenty-one people were killed and more than 650 injured in a crush in a clogged tunnel, the only access point to the Love Parade concert in Duisburg, Germany.

November 22, 2010 – More than 340 people have been killed and hundreds more injured during a panic-stricken crush at a festival in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

January 27, 2013 – More than 200 people have been killed in a fire at a Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil.

24 September 2015 – At least 2,411 Muslim pilgrims died in a crush during Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

April 30, 2021 – A panicked crush on the annual Mount Meron pilgrimage in Israel has killed 45 people and injured dozens.

November 5, 2021 – Fans take to the stage at a Houston concert during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, sparking panic that left 10 people dead and several others injured.

1 October 2022 – Police fired tear gas after riots broke out after an Indonesian soccer match, triggering a flurry of exits that killed at least 174 people and injured more than 100.

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