Police blamed for New Year’s Eve stampede that killed 36 in Shanghai
Shanghai has begun grieving the victims of a stampede that took dozens of lives on New Year’s Eve. Locals as well as the media consider the police and government responsible for the tragedy – and not ‘money coupons.’
China mourned on Friday (02.01.2015) the 36 who died in a New Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai’s famous Bund waterfront. According to city officials, most of the victims were young women. All but four were under 25.
The Shanghai government told media that an additional 47 people were injured, with 13 in critical condition. The people of Shanghai blamed police and city administrators for failing to prepare for such a situation. The Bund district is increasingly famous for its New Year’s Eve festivities, with an estimated 300,000 coming to take in the fireworks display in 2013.
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