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Death By Human Stampede – Religious Are More Lethal Than Political Ones.

In Event, Faith & Religion, India on June 14, 2010 at 7:26 am

Concludes a report by Edbert Hsu (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)

reports on 215 stampedes, of which 49 occurred at sporting events, 25 at musical events, 38 were political and 41 were religious. The rest (totalling 60) were due to a mixed bag of causes and were mostly spontaneous. (via Epiphenom)

India knows religious stampedes. So far this year 7 were killed at the Kumbh Mela stampede, and 63 were killed at a temple give-a-way of free clothes. The worst death toll from stampedes on record was the 1954 Kumbh Mela in which 500 were reportedly killed.

Jodhpur, India: 2008 stampede that killed more than 160.


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