I'm creating a new posting category, Third World Human Stampedes.
A stampede broke out Tuesday in a stadium packed with thousands of people for an election campaign rally for Yemen's president, killing at least 51 people and injuring more than 200, including youths bused in for the event.
The tragedy came as President Ali Abdullah Saleh — in power for nearly 30 years — is campaigning in the oil-rich nation's first competitive presidential elections, set for Sept. 20, against a single rival who has drawn tens of thousands to his rallies.
Every year there are several reports like this one. Hundreds and thousands end up killed. Why is this?
I'm sure that, in the end, the US and Bush are to blame but I think it's become a phenomenon worth tracking.