Here are the deadliest crowd movements in ten years

Here are the deadliest crowd movements in ten years


The stampede that killed at least 149 people in Seoul overnight from Saturday to Sunday during a Halloween party is among the deadliest crowd movements of the past ten years.

Mecca: 2300 dead

On September 24, 2015, a gigantic stampede at the site of the stoning of the stelae in Mina near Mecca, during the annual pilgrimage, caused some 2,300 dead, the deadliest disaster in the history of the hajj.

Iran, which announced the death of 464 of its pilgrims, strongly blamed Saudi Arabia for its organization deemed to be faulty.

Pilgrims explained the stampede by the closure of a road near the site of the stoning and the security forces' mismanagement of the flow of worshippers. After Iran, Mali — with 282 dead — is the second most affected country.

Indonesia: at least 133 dead < /p>

On October 1, 2022, a crowd movement occurs in a football stadium in Malang (East Java Island) after the police wanted to repel supporters with tear gas, causing the death of 133 people, including more than about forty children. 

Many victims, seized with panic, were crushed or asphyxiated while trying to use closed or too narrow exit doors.

Six people, including three police officers, were indicted and the regional police chief transferred. The Kanjuruhan stadium will be demolished.

South Korea: at least 149 dead

On the night of 29 to 30 October 2022, at least 149 people are killed and some 76 others injured in a stampede in Seoul during a Halloween party with several thousand participants in the narrow streets of a district of the South Korean capital.

India: at least 115 dead

On October 13, 2013, a stampede on the sidelines of a religious festival near a temple in the district of Datia, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (center), left at least 115 dead, trampled or drowned, and more than 110 injured. 

At the time of the accident, some 20,000 people were on a bridge spanning the Sindh River. According to local authorities, a rumor about a possible collapse of the bridge hit by a tractor generated a crowd movement.

Côte d'Ivoire: at least 60 dead

On January 1, 2013, at least 60 people, including many young people, died in a stampede when a huge crowd of spectators left the administrative district of Plateau in Abidjan (center) after watching the fireworks of Saint -Sylvester.

Iran: 56 dead

On January 7, 2020, a stampede in Kerman (southeast) during the funeral of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani , attended by a huge crowd, resulted in 56 deaths.

Soleimani, killed on January 3 by a US drone strike outside Baghdad airport, was considered a hero in the country. 

Ethiopia: at least 52 dead

On October 2, 2016, at least 52 people died according to the authorities – at least 100, according to the opposition – in a movement of crowd in Bishoftu (50 km southeast of Addis Ababa), after clashes with police during the traditional Oromo Irreecha festival which marks the end of the rainy season.

< p>Tanzania: 45 dead

On March 21, 2021, 45 people died in a stampede at the stadium in Dar es Salaam, the economic capital of Tanzania, where a tribute was held to the late President John Magufuli.

Israel: 45 dead

On April 30, 2021, a stampede during the pilgrimage marking the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer at Mount Meron in northern Israel kills at least 45, darkening largest rally nt in the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.