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5 of the Deadliest Human Stampedes in History

From the Hajj in Mecca to Stalin’s funeral, crowds can be deadlier than you think

Image source: Wikimedia Commons — Photo of Hajj from Al Jazeera English

In April, at an Orthodox Jewish festival in Israel, 45 religious pilgrims died and over 150 were injured. And since many survivors are still hospitalized and in critical condition, nobody even knows what the final death toll will be.

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Stephanie Leguichard

Stephanie Leguichard

Writer, editor, leftist activist. Endlessly fascinated by the complexities of human minds and cultures. Completing my MA in Anthropology. sleguichard@gmail.com