Today : Friday - Jul 25, 2014, 09:10am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

International News
 

Overcrowding a factor in Spain Halloween tragedy

Thursday - Nov 29, 2012, 12:25pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Madrid - The crowd at the Madrid Arena was 58 percent larger than the facility's legal capacity during the Halloween party that ended in tragedy with the deaths of four young women who were crushed in a stampede.

The final count of people admitted to the party in the Madrid Arena was 16,791, far exceeding the permitted number for the event of 10,600 people, court sources said Wednesday.

Lawyers for the families of victims Rocio Oña and Belen Langdon said that the count showed that the allowed number of partygoers was "immensely" exceeded, and the promoter of the event, Miguel Angel Flores, lied when he said that only 9,650 entry tickets had been sold.

The attorneys agreed that to the almost 16,800 people known to be present must be added the 2,000 or 3,000 people who allegedly snuck in without paying and those who entered with invitations from the DJs or others, bringing the total number of people at the Madrid Arena to about 20,000.

"We're talking about a very serious act, that a number of entry tickets were intentionally sold knowing that it exceeded by almost double the permitted and specified capacity," Oña family attorney Felipe Moreno said.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Most Brazilian workers now in formal employment (29th Nov, 2012)
Colombia withdraws from world-court pact (29th Nov, 2012)
Pakistani Cabinet approves anti-terror authority (29th Nov, 2012)
China vows to strengthen cooperation with Europe (29th Nov, 2012)
US suspends contracts with BP (29th Nov, 2012)
Iran refuels nuclear plant (29th Nov, 2012)
UAE, Argentine discuss agriculture (29th Nov, 2012)
Russia near bottom in rule of law index 2012 (29th Nov, 2012)
Saudi embassy official gunned down in Yemen (29th Nov, 2012)
Russia denies losing Indian Air Force tenders (29th Nov, 2012)
Saudi diplomat gunned down in Yemen (29th Nov, 2012)
At least 15 drown as van falls into canal in Pakistan (29th Nov, 2012)
Maldives government using xenophobia against GMR: Nasheed (29th Nov, 2012)
Man convicted of hammering nail onto pig's head (29th Nov, 2012)
India calls for rooting out terror syndicate in Afghanistan (29th Nov, 2012)
Mom names baby 'Hashtag' (29th Nov, 2012)
PIA to buy eight new Boeing planes (29th Nov, 2012)
Seven Egyptians get death in anti-Islam film case (29th Nov, 2012)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Yemen (29th Nov, 2012)
Man dies trying to escape Karachi building fire (29th Nov, 2012)
In Cold War, US planned to blow up the Moon (29th Nov, 2012)
Sex video of top Chinese official goes viral (28th Nov, 2012)
Tom Ricks denies Fox News claims he apologized for ‘testy interview’ (28th Nov, 2012)
Billions of rupees of Pak defence funds kept in private accounts (28th Nov, 2012)
New York Times wants ace political predictor Nate Silver on staff (28th Nov, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use