Backgrounder: Chronology of the world's worst stampedes since start of 2010   2010-11-23 09:01:38 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- At least 347 people were killed and 394 others injured in a stampede on Monday night as millions of Cambodians celebrated the last day of the annual Water Festival in the capital Phnom Penh.

The following is a chronology of the world's worst stampedes since the start of 2010:

-- Jan. 14, seven people were killed and 17 others injured when religious ritual goers tried to embark a ship in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

-- Feb. 25, a stampede left 24 people dead and at least 20 others injured after a woman collapsed at a crowded mosque in Mali's northwestern Timbuktoo city.

-- March 4, more than 60 people died and nearly 100 were injured in a temple stampede in Uttar Pradesh state, northern India.

-- March 8, at least one person was killed and 11 others were injured in a stampede when some 30,000 people tried to rush into a police compound for recruitment in India's Mumbai city.

-- March 26, one person died and about 150 others were injured during a stampede at Kasubi Tombs near the Ugandan capital of Kampala as tens of thousands of people ended a week of mourning over the destruction of the royal mausoleum by a fire.

-- April 30, a stampede broke out during a religious event attended by some 100,000 people in the northwestern Indian state of Haryana, killing at least five women.

-- May 16, at least two people were killed and 15 others injured, six of them seriously, in a stampede at the New Delhi Railway Station.

-- July 24, at least 18 people died and 80 others were injured in a stampede during an electronic music festival in the western German city of Duisburg.

-- Oct. 16, a stampede took place at a temple in the northern Indian state of Bihar, leaving at least 10 people dead and dozens injured.

-- Oct. 23, seven fans were killed and many more others injured in a stampede when they were trying to get into a football match at a stadium in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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