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Friend: This one is from Indonesia. A tragedy at a concert.

Al Jazeera English – Asia-Pacific – Several dead in Indonesia stampede

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/02/2008525135128117501.html

At least 10 people have been killed after a stampede at a rock concert in Indonesia.

The tragedy struck as hundreds of people were leaving the performance by underground band, Beside, in Bandung, the regional capital of West Java province.

Bambang Suparsono, Bandung’s police chief, said: “Ten people were killed, one of them has not yet been identified.”

He said that the stampede was caused as hundreds of people attempted to leave the downtown All Africa Arts Hall at the same time, causing panic.


The majority of the dead were teenagers who were trampled to death, a local doctor said.

Dozens more people were injured and with many being treated for breathing difficulties.

‘Hundreds trying to enter’

A 19-year-old witness told Pikiran Rakyat, a local daily newspaper: “Outside, there were hundreds of people pushing to enter. They were pushing at the gate.


“Inside, there were also a lot of people who wanted to leave, because the hall was so packed that it was difficult to breathe.”

Another witness said that as the band was playing, hundreds of people forced their way in, damaging the entrance lobby.

An investigation has begun with the 15 concert organisers and others being questioned.


Friend: Another one in Mexico.

Stampede leaves 5 dead near Monterrey, Mexico | World | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/6986642.html

MONTERREY, MEXICO — Five people were trampled to death early Sunday when a gunshot fired at a cattle fair sent a panic-stricken crowd rushing for the exits in a northern Mexico town already on edge from rampant drug violence.


At least 17 other people were injured at the fair in Guadalupe, outside Monterrey, said Adrian de la Garza, head of the Nuevo Leon State Investigative Agency.


The dead, two women and three men, lay outside the building surrounded by crumpled beer cans and other litter dropped in the rush.

Police found a bullet casing from the shot that likely caused the 1 a.m. stampede, de la Garza said.


At least 12 people at the scene were detained for questioning, according to an agency official. He said officials were investigating possible negligence by fair organizers.

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