Nyamiha disaster

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Nyamiha disaster
Belarus-Minsk-Entrance to Niamiha Metro Station.jpg
Entrance to "Niamiha" metro station, 2005, site of tragedy
Date 30 May 1999
Location Minsk, Belarus
Deaths 53

The Nyamiha disaster was a deadly human crush that took place at Nyamiha metro station in Minsk, Belarus. On May 30, 1999, a sudden thunderstorm caused a number of young people to race for shelter during an open-air concert nearby. The stampede was funneled toward the underpass of the metro station and many people were killed in the crush when they started slipping on the wet pavement, falling, and trampling each other.[1][2][3]

The official death toll was 53.

Belarus had a three-day mourning period after the tragedy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/356828.stm
  2. ^ Tragedii͡a︡ na Nemige fakty, svidetelʹstva, kommentarii : Minsk 30 mai͡a︡ 1999 goda Tatʹi͡a︡na Revi͡a︡ko, Polina Stepanenko. Published 2000 by GTD in Minsk, Vilʹni͡u︡s . Written in Russian.
  3. ^ http://www.gazetaby.com/cont/art.php?sn_nid=21567

Coordinates: 53°54′19″N 27°33′09″E / 53.9053°N 27.5525°E / 53.9053; 27.5525