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stampede

any sudden large-scale movement or other action, such as a rush of people to support a candidate
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He stood a while longer, gazing out over the lonely flat and visioning with constructive imagination the scene if the stampede did come.
Travelers using Buffalo Niagara International Airport are receiving information in a more visually impactful way thanks to Christie technology and Stampedes installation of a Christie Velvet LED video wall and LCD panels inside the terminal.
Researchers that focus on crowd management typically look to how to prevent stampedes from breaking out but further research conducted on why they occur and what happens once a stampede begins are still developing, the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/24/what-can-science-tell-us-about-human-stampedes/?utm_term=.4f5cb2ad69dc) reported in 2015.
The hajj, the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims, has witnessed numerous deadly stampedes and fires with authorities having only limited ability to control the mass of 2 million people who arrive each year.
In the past the pilgrimage was for years marred by stampedes and fires, but it had been largely incident-free for nearly a decade following safety improvements.
It said that 450 other people had been injured in the crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, a large valley about five kilometers (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past.
The ceremony was the scene of stampedes and hundreds of deaths in the 1980s and 1990s as pilgrims passed a crowded bottleneck area leading to the small pillars on the ground.
Thursday's crush happened in Mina, a large valley about five kilometres (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in past years.
(10) Linda Christine English, "The Calgary Exhibition and Stampedes: Culture, Context and Controversy, 1884-1920." M.
Stampedes are a regular risk in India where policing and crowd control are often inadequate at temples and on pilgrimage routes, where throngs of fervent devotees congregate on auspicious occasions.
Such stampedes remain a danger at large events in Nigeria, where police often have no formal training in how to handle large crowds.
Stampedes at large public gatherings are common in India, especially at popular places of worship.