WHY A STAMPEDE IS SO DANGEROUS
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY?? pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
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WHAT TO DO IF CAUGHT IN A STAMPEDE OR CRUSH
“Always identify where your escape route is, where your evacuation area is. Be aware of your environment – if there is an emergency, identify where you need to move to.”
“It’s really easy to say ‘don’t panic’ but in a situation like this, it’s a natural thing to happen. Evacuate as quickly as you can and find a safe way to do so, but do so as orderly as possible and keep your wits about you and stay calm.”
If you can, try and keep those around you calm as well. Be communicative and friendly – you’re all in this together.
“It’s really important for people to take the directions of authorities. At these stadiums, they have crisis management plans in place. Certainly, take the direction of police officers telling you what to do, as they are trained in these things and trained in response techniques.
“Remember the authorities do have plans for these situations; they’re exercising, they’re rehearsing these plans.”
Keep your hands at your chest