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How to survive when a crowd stampedes

You're thrilled about the Hong Kong debut of your favourite band. The tickets were bought months ago and the day has finally arrived. The venue seems less than ideal, but you're not fazed.

Monday, 7 November, 2011, 12:00am

Schools urged to learn from stampede

The Ministry of Education issued an emergency circular yesterday calling on all schools to draw a lesson from the stampede in Aksu, Xinjiang, which left 41 students injured on Monday.

The ministry has repeatedly issued specific requirements to prevent stampedes, but some schools are still ignoring them, according to the circular.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Two men injured in gas explosion

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Hundreds dead after stampede


At least 378 people were killed in a stampede in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. About 750 others were injured.


25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

American suffers leg injury in Beijing explosion

A explosion on a footpath injured an American pedestrian in one of the busiest business districts in Beijing yesterday, state media reported.

The explosion took place near a newsstand at Dongzhimen, site of an ancient city gate but now a bustling spot with office buildings, restaurants and shopping centres, at about 3.20pm, Xinhua reported.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Cooking oil stampede prompts a sales ban

Beijing has banned limited-period promotions and sales in retail outlets to avoid a repeat of last Saturday's fatal stampede at a supermarket in Chongqing caused by shoppers scrambling to snap up discounted cooking oil.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Crush leads to new rules

The Chongqing authorities have called on organisers of mass events to formulate safety plans and apply for police approval 20 days in advance to avoid a repeat of the stampede at a supermarket that left three people dead on Saturday.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Three die in stampede over cheap cooking oil

Shoppers rushing to buy discount cooking oil triggered a stampede yesterday at a Chongqing supermarket which left at least three dead and dozens injured.

The accident happened at 8.20am when the bargain hunters, who had begun queuing at 4am, made a rush for the doors as the Carrefour store opened. Some slipped and were crushed from behind.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Rare factors to blame for blast

Hole in sewer could have carried gas under building, investigators say

Government investigators have said a rare combination of factors was to blame for the Ngau Tau Kok gas explosion last month, which killed one people and injured eight others, including a police officer.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Many at fault for race chaos: report

But Jockey Club says no one will be singled out for bad planning that led to cap stampede

The Jockey Club yesterday admitted extensive management failure sparked last month's stampede for souvenir caps after Silent Witness's record-breaking win.

11 May 2005 - 12:00am