DEM Associate Professor Ali Asgary was quoted in a Scientific American article, “What to Do if You’re Trapped in a Surging Crowd,” where he discussed crowd management following Seoul’s deadly crowd crush on October 29.
“In a situation like this, it is hard to say exactly what went wrong. There are typically investigations planned and conducted after events like this to go and point out what went wrong in detail,” Asgary said.
Read the full article in Scientific American.
Professor Asgary was also featured in an article for Yahoo! News, titled “South Korea Halloween stampede: Why do crowd crushes happen and how can they be prevented,” where he discussed how events like this can occur and how they can be avoided.
“Like many other disasters, crowd disasters are for the most part human-made and can be avoided with planning, management, awareness, compliance, training, and education,” Asgary said.
Read the full article on Yahoo! News.