Apr 23, 2014

Ex-police officer acquitted over fatal Akashi crush in 2001

A former police officer indicted over a pedestrian crush that killed 11 people in an overpass at a 2001 festival in Hyogo Prefecture was acquitted again Wednesday. Kazuaki Sakaki, 67, was deputy chief of the Akashi police station at the time of the fatal ...

India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

Jan 18, 2014

India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in India’s financial hub Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, police said. More than 40 people were injured in the chaos that erupted shortly after ...

Outrage grows in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Oct 15, 2013

Outrage grows in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday’s tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their ...