Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Escaping the crush Fear of terror can trigger mass panic

It's festival season in Switzerland and organisers of big events are on high alert in case of terror attacks. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) 

Researchers in Zurich are warning that if audiences at major events fear terror attacks, even a small bang can trigger mass panic, and organisers need to have escape plans in place in case of a stampede. 

In May this year, 22 people were killed after a bomb went off at a concert given by American singer, Ariana Grande, in Manchester, Britain. 


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletter and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.