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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Accident → Crowd crushed 53 people to death in Minsk (Belarus) (05/30/1999)

The tragedy has taken place on May 30, 1999 in Minsk (Republic of Belarus). On that evening more than two thousand mostly young people aged under 18 returned from a beer festival and a concert held in front of the Palace of Sports. A sudden shower caused panic among the crowd. The folks streamed into the near-by subway underpass of "Nyamiha" ("Nemiga") metro station, which resulted in a bloody stampede leaving 54 people, mostly young girls (42 of them were girls at the age of 16-18 years), dead and some 250 injured. According to witnesses, everything ended in 10 minutes. Most of the deaths were caused by asphyxia due to chest compression in the crowd. About a hundred of people were admitted to the hospitals with different traumas. Many victims of this tragedy got their clothes ripped off by the crowd and some of them were discovered almost naked (like this girl who also died of asphyxia in this crowd).

Memorial artist Gennady Buralkin chose to represent this terrible loss of life by sculpting a bouquet of flowers strewn across a set of granite steps. Because 80 percent of the victims were women, Mr. Buralkin chose roses and rosebuds (for female victims younger than 16-years-old) for the bouquet. Tulips were used to represent male victims. One historical fact: On May 18, 1896, four days after the Russian Czar Nicholas II' coronation there was a festival on Khodynka field where the crowd began to push themselves, falling down and crushing between them. It all happened in 15 minutes; there were 1429 dead and thousand of wounded.

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Why are they always half naked?
2014-03-13 14:13:39

this was the day I was born on lol
2012-11-11 16:47:52

i luv how these bitches somehow end up nude in death accidentslol And the one in the pic even still looks usable:)
2012-07-16 17:31:49

radioactive acid rain
2012-01-09 06:29:18

It was government order to lock the doors to the Metro station during the festival. People were just looking for shelter, and did not know it was locked...That is why tragedy happened..Somebody did not think logistics, and did not want to clean Metro station from the urine after beer festival
2011-11-26 17:24:42

Dear john
Firstly, you dont "wear A pantyhose" and secondly you are a fucking moron. Enjoy.
2011-10-09 03:14:10

the dead lady was wearing a way of dying my dear~
2011-08-20 09:00:07

When I see shit like this I wonder how this
race even had the brains to bang rocks
together for fire. It's time for the aliens to
invade and put this planet out of it's misery.
2011-07-30 11:33:06

wow, wat dumbasses
2011-06-29 05:21:00

fuck you
2010-09-03 23:54:19

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