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Hillsborough events

Those still trapped in the pens were packed so tightly that many victims died of compressive asphyxia while standing

1989
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Those still trapped in the pens were packed so tightly that many victims died of compressive asphyxia while standing. Meanwhile, on the pitch, police, stewards and members of the St John Ambulance service were overwhelmed. Many uninjured fans assisted the injured; several attempted CPR and others tore down advertising hoardings to use as stretchers.


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