Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Stampede Kills

The recent stampede incident in Cambodia killed 456 people. This is one of worst stampedes in the last 20 years. When I read through the chronology, Jamarat Bridge in Saudi Arabia has repeated stampede incidents that kills many Muslim pilgrims during the ritual stoning of the devil at the annual Haj pilgrimage.

I wonder, why isn't the government do something about it since the same happened twice at the same place and the same occasion. Isn't there any crowd control? Don't they know the existence of stanchions, velvet rope and barricades to large crowd?

I really can't imagine if I were in that crowd. Will I be strong enough to stand the pushing? Will I push others to stay alive? Can I escape? Or will I be stepped to death! Scary thought!