Hillsborough disaster
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Date: 15 April 1989 (1989-04-15)
Location: Hillsborough Stadium
Sheffield, England
Deaths: 96 (94 on 15 April)
Inquiries: Taylor Report (1990)
Hillsborough Independent Panel (2012)
Coroner: Dr. Stefan Popper (1st inquest)
Sir John Goldring (2nd inquest)

The Hillsborough disaster occurred on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. During the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs, a human crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others. The incident has since been blamed primarily on the police for letting too many people enter the stadium. It remains the worst stadium-related disaster in British history, and one of the world's worst football disasters.


Of those who died, 78 were aged 30 or younger. 38 of the victims were children or teenagers, and all but three of them were aged under 50.

Age range Total Males Females
10–19 38362
20–29 40364
30–39 12111
40–49 33-0
50–59 11-0
60–69 22-0
Totals 96897

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