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Ongoing History Daily: Concert tragedies part 2

Last time we went through some concert tragedies where people died at the show.

Among the worst disasters was the fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, on February 20, 2003. Some pyro went wrong during a set by the band Great White and started a fire. Eleven people died in the flames and another 230 were injured.

On May 23, 2009, a stampede broke out at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco, leaving 11 fans dead and another 40 injured.

And finally, the Love Parade in Germany on July 24, 2010, saw fans march into a 260-yard-long tunnel on their way to the festival groups. The tunnel got stopped up and 21 people died.

Let’s be careful out there.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: Concert tragedies part 2

  • Probably just a typo, but 100 people died in the Station fire.

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