Evacuation drills for Easter procession routes proposed

Three arrested over Málaga Easter fight that caused panic-stampede

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People stand shocked amongst the debris after the stampede in Sevilla (Photo: EFE)

EVACUATION drills on the routes used during Easter processions could help to prevent stampedes of fleeing people, such as those seen in both Málaga and Sevilla this year, according to the head of Málaga university’s department for security, emergencies and catastrophes, Jesús Miranda.

A fight between youngsters halted an Easter procession in Málaga on Tuesday, April 11, causing widespread panic as spectators tried to get away as false rumours of a terrorist attack spread. And Seville’s famous Madrugá procession, on Friday April 14, was disrupted by incidents that caused a stampede, with 17 people injured.

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