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New Year's Eve stampede kills 35 on Shanghai's Bund tourist strip


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A stampede killed at least 35 people and injured 43 during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, on the city's famed waterfront tourist strip known as the Bund, authorities said.

Relatives of a victim hug as they wait at a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai January 1, 2015.© REUTERS/Aly Song Relatives of a victim hug as they wait at a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai January 1, 2015.   
The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight, with authorities working to rescue and aid the wounded.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the stampede. The official Xinhua news agency said many of the injured were students.

The government said on its official microblog that an inquiry had begun, with city leaders rushing to the scene and to hospitals to visit the injured. An emergency meeting would be held to ensure stepped-up safety measures were taken throughout the city.

Photographs on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, showed densely packed crowds of revellers along the Bund, which is lined with buildings from Shanghai's pre-communist heyday on the bank of the Huangpu River.

A friend of a victim covers his face as he waits outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated, in Shanghai January 1, 2015.© REUTERS/Aly Song A friend of a victim covers his face as he waits outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated, in Shanghai January 1, 2015.   
In some photographs, rescue workers were seen trying to resuscitate victims lying on the pavement while ambulances waited nearby.

Authorities had shown some concern about crowd control in the days leading up to New Year's eve. They recently cancelled an annual 3D laser show on the Bund that last year attracted as many as 300,000 people.

At dawn on Thursday, there were still small crowds of revellers trying to find taxis home and workers were clearing up trash strewn around the Bund. There was little sign of the mayhem that had broken out just hours earlier.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Pete Sweeney; Editing by Howard Goller and Mark Bendeich)

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Post time 2015-1-1 08:40:26 |Display all floors
tragic and sad. our thoughts should be with the victims and their families.
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Post time 2015-1-1 08:59:09 |Display all floors
Ppl died for the money, and birds died for the foods...
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Post time 2015-1-1 09:11:52 |Display all floors
It is really a tragedy.   
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Post time 2015-1-1 12:06:18 |Display all floors
we have stampede here very so often cos people were lookin for best deal at department stores, and what did the bund contribute for the massive killin (just dont make any sense)  
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