The Worst Human Stampedes

1990 Hajj Stampede

1990 Hajj Stampede is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Human Stampedes

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Another Hajj tragedy, the 1990 stampede took place near Mecca, Saudi Arabia in a massively overcrowded pedestrian tunnel during the “stoning of the devil” ritual. A nearby bridge collapsed, causing seven people to fall into the crowd moving into the tunnel. The throng panicked, and surged into the tunnel, which had a failing ventilation system and little light. 1,426 pilgrims died in the stampede – though the Saudi government wrote it off as a predestined act of God.

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