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Six dead in stampede at Italian nightclub: firefighters

Six people died in a stampede at a nightclub near Ancona in central Italy after panic erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning, firefighters said. "The cause may have been the dispersal of a stinging substance, the young people fled and trampled over each other. Sadly, six people died and dozens are injured," the fire service said in a statement on Twitter. Local reports said around 1,000 people were in the Blue Lantern club in the town of Corinaldo on the Adriatic coast for a performance by Italian rapper Sfera…

Indian police investigate ‘molestation’ of dying woman during Mumbai stampede

MUMBAI: A shocking incident was reported during a deadly stampede at Mumai railway station when one of the women victims was reportedly molested by a bystander during rescue work. A viral video has led the police to investigate another alleged crime that occurred after the stampede on the Elphinstone Road station foot overbridge (FOB). The video shows a woman allegedly being molested by a person who came to help the trapped people, as she lay amid the pile of victims. On Monday it was reported that some people…

Suffocated, crushed: 22 killed in stampede near Mumbai’s Elphinstone Station

MUMBAI: A stampede on an overcrowded Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm  killed at least 22 people Friday and raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks. Some were crushed to death, some suffocated and others just fell from the bridge, witnesses said. Shoes, slippers and bags were left strewn over the steps of the bridge after bodies were cleared. Hundreds of people took shelter on the bridge from a sudden downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged, an Indian…

At least 22 killed in Mumbai railway station stampede

MUMBAI: A stampede on an overcrowded Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm killed at least 22 people Friday and raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks. Some were crushed to death, some suffocated and others just fell from the bridge, witnesses said. Shoes, slippers and bags were left strewn over the steps of the bridge after bodies were cleared. Hundreds of people took shelter on the bridge from a sudden downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged, an Indian…

Egypt jails 14 over deadly 2015 stadium stampede

CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo. At least 19 people died in the disaster after police fired tear gas at fans who tried to push their way into the stadium in February 2015. The defendants faced charges including murder, thuggery and vandalism, and were accused of clashing with police, leading to the stampede. Two received life sentences, three were given 10 years, five got seven…

More than a thousand Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

TURIN: More than a thousand Juventus soccer fans watching the Champions League final on screens in one of Turin's main squares late on Saturday were injured when loud bangs created panic and mayhem. Around 1,400 people were treated for slight injuries, Italian media reported. About seven people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled. Thousands of fans had gathered to watch the Champions League final on a giant screen in San Carlo Square. The match, between Turin club Juventus and Real…