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Types of Stampedes

Incidents of stampedes can occur in numerous socio-cultural situations. The causes and gravity of these situations vary from each other. However, some primary causes remain unchanged. These stampede incidents can be categorized into the following types, where the causes and the impact are described in the incident. Though the list is not exhaustive, it provides a fair idea about various types of situations where stampedes can occur.

  • Air raid shelter
  • Entertainment events
  • Escalator and moving walkways
  • Food distribution
  • Funeral procession
  • Natural disasters
  • Power failure
  • Religious events
  • Fire incidents in religious/other events
  • Riots
  • Sports events
  • Weather related
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