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Thursday 8 December 2016

The key numbers about the tragedy

Published 27/04/2016 | 02:30

A Liverpool fan looking at tributes at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield, Liverpool Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
A Liverpool fan looking at tributes at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield, Liverpool Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Relatives sing "You'll never walk alone" after the jury delivered its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Stephen Wright lost his brother Graham in the Hillsborough disaster
People arrive to hear the jury deliver its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Margaret Aspinall (L) arrives to hear the jury deliver its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Relatives embrace as they arrive to hear the jury deliver its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
People arrive at the Hillsborough Inquest in Warrington, where the jury will return to court to deliver their conclusions into the deaths of 96 fans at Britain's worst sporting disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story INQUEST Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Two men hold a Justice for the 96 banner as they arrive at the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington, where the jury will return to court to deliver their conclusions into the deaths of 96 fans at Britain's worst sporting disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story INQUEST Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

96 - Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough tragedy on April 15, 1989.

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82 - Liverpool fans declared dead inside Sheffield Wednesday's stadium.

38 - Those aged 19 or under who were among the dead.

38 - Fans who were injured in a previous crush on the Leppings Lane terrace at the 1981 FA Cup semi-final between Spurs and Wolves.

23 - Turnstiles for 24,200 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 semi-final.

60 - Turnstiles for 29,800 Nottingham Forest supporters at the opposite end of the stadium.

10,100 - Capacity designated on Hillsborough's safety certificate for the Leppings Lane terrace, which remained unchanged for 10 years, despite the introduction of pens and a sterile 'no man's land' area.

2,000 - Supporters who entered exit Gate C from 2.52pm after match commander David Duckenfield ordered it be opened to relieve congestion at the Leppings Lane turnstiles.

678 - Fans in central pen 3 of Leppings Lane at 2.52pm, as estimated by the Health and Safety Executive after the disaster.

678 - The safe capacity of central pen 3, according to expert engineer John Cutlack - who gave evidence at the fresh inquests this year.

1,430 - Highest estimate by Mr Cutlack of fans in pen 3 at 3.03pm.

2 - League matches that Mr Duckenfield attended in the police control box at Hillsborough after being appointed match commander less than a month before the disaster.

737 - Days passed between the inquests beginning in Warrington on March 31, 2014, and the jury being sent out to retire to consider its conclusions on April 6, 2016.

Irish Independent

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