Seoul police chief indicted over Halloween crush

Reuters 01/21/2024

SEOUL — South Korean prosecutors have indicted the head of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency , charging him with contributing through negligence to the Halloween crowd crush in Seoul in 2022 that killed nearly 160 people, according…

Stampede risk high over old route for Fiesta Señor – CBRT mgt.

Pia Piquero 12/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The risk of a stampede is high if the old route for the Fiesta Señor foot processions will be retained, the CBRT management said. This was the CBRT management’s response to Cebu City…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Fast craft, cargo vessel figure in sea collision near Mactan bridge

CDN Digital 05/22/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, May 22. Fast craft, cargo vessel figure in sea collision near Mactan bridge Several passengers…

El Salvador football stadium stampede kills 12—police

Agence France Presse 05/21/2023

Twelve people were killed Saturday in a stampede at an El Salvador stadium where football fans had gathered to watch a local tournament, police said. Authorities said initial reports pointed to a crush of fans who tried…

At least 78 killed in stampede for donations in Yemen

04/20/2023

ADEN—At least 78 people were killed in a stampede in the Yemeni capital Sanaa as hundreds gathered in a school to receive aid, witnesses and Houthi media said on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Several people were injured…

Councilor calls for crowd surge prevention measure ahead of Sinulog in 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the Halloween stampede in Itaewon, South Korea, which claimed hundreds of lives last month, a councilor in Cebu City is proposing a measure to help prevent the same incident from occurring in…

Police to beef up security measures, mull signal shutdown for Fiesta Señor 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Devotees and pilgrims are expected to again crowd the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu with the return of face-to-face activities for the January 2023 fiesta señor celebration. In anticipation of the…

At least 149 killed in stampede at Halloween event in South Korea

Reuters 10/30/2022

SEOUL  – At least 149 people were killed in a crush when a huge crowd celebrating Halloween surged into an alley in a nightlife area of the South Korean capital Seoul on Saturday night, emergency officials said.…

How the Indonesia stadium disaster unfolded: minute by minute

Agence France Presse 10/06/2022

Indonesian investigators are still assessing events that culminated in one of the deadliest disasters in the history of football. A pitch invasion and a stampede prompted by police firing tear gas in a packed Indonesian stadium on…

29 injured in stampede over DSWD cash aid payout in Zamboanga

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 29 people were injured after the stampede incident in a coliseum in Barangay Tetuan, Zamboanga City during the distribution of educational cash aid on Saturday. In an advisory, the Zamboanga City…

Minors, individuals below 4 feet in height barred from Sotto, BOPK rally

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If you are below 4-feet in height or a minor, forget about joining Saturday’s grand rally of Vicente Sotto III and the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) at the Cebu City Sports Center.…

Stampede, defiance of health protocols mar Arat na Cebu concert

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A jampacked Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) and an uncontrollable crowd. This was the atmosphere at the Arat na Cebu concert, the first major public event held in the city following the easing…

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