Shanghai stampede on New Year’s Eve kills dozens
At least 35 people have been killed in a stampede in the Chinese city of Shanghai on New Year’s Eve. The cause of the stampede was not immediately clear.
Some sources put the death toll as high as 36 on Thursday, hours after a New Year’s Eve celebration on Chen Yi Square in Shanghai’s popular Bund waterfront district ended in tragedy. Dozens of other revelers were injured in the incident and treated in hospital. Of these, 13 were reported to have been in a serious condition.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the stampede, but the official Xinhua news agency cited an unnamed witness who sad that it had started after someone threw coupons that at a distance looked like US dollar bills from the window of a building in the area.
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Source News: DW