Backgrounder: World's major stampede incidents since 2010

2013-01-02 05:47:27 GMT2013-01-02 13:47:27(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

At least 61 people died and some 200 others were injured on Dec. 31, 2012, in a stampede among crowds, who gathered in Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital Abidjan to watch a New Year's Eve fireworks show.

The following are the world's major deadly stampede incidents since 2010:

-- On Nov. 19, 2012, at least 20 people, mostly children and women, were killed and several others injured in a stampede on a bridge over the Ganges river during a Hindu religious ceremony in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

-- On Nov. 1, 2012, three women were killed and two others seriously injured in a stampede at Madrid Arena where thousands of people were attending a Halloween concert.

-- On May 28, 2012, nine people were killed and six others critically injured in a stampede among job seekers in Zambia's northern Mpulungu district.

-- On Nov. 8, 2011, at least 16 people were crushed to death and dozens of others injured in a stampede at a religious ceremony close to the river Ganges in northern India.

-- On July, 9, 2011, seven people died and 30 were injured in a stampede during the pan-African musical festival in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo.

-- On Feb. 21, 2011, at least 36 people were crushed to death and at least 64 others were injured in a stampede as a crowd tried to leave a stadium following a religious ceremony in Mali's capital Bamako.

-- On Feb. 12, 2011, at least 11 people were killed and 29 others injured in a stampede at a political rally in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.

-- On Jan. 14, 2011, at least 12 people, including four women, were killed and 50 others injured in a stampede during a religious gathering in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district.

-- On Jan. 1, 2011, at least 10 people died in a stampede at a crowded township bar during New Year festivities in the North West province of South Africa.

-- On Nov. 22, 2010, a total of 353 people were killed and 393 others injured in a stampede that occurred after panic spread over rumors that an overcrowded bridge was about to collapse during the last day of Cambodia's annual three-day water festival in Phnom Penh.

-- On July 24, 2010, a stampede at the Love Parade music festival in Germany's western Duisburg city killed 18 and injured 80 others.

-- On March 4, 2010, more than 60 people died and as many as 100 were injured in a temple stampede in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

-- On Feb. 25, 2010, a stampede at the main mosque in Mali's northwestern city of Timbuktu left 24 people dead and over 20 others injured.

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