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Wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens here if somebody was throwing what they thought to be dollar bills down. It is also preferable to avoid the scenic spots or well known places esp during holidays. There are just too many people in China.

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Tradgedy on the Bund

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Shanghai new year crush kills 35The crush started just before midnight


A crush at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 35 people and injured some 42 others, Chinese state media report.

The crush happened in Chenyi Square in Shanghai's historic Bund district overlooking the Huangpu river.

Thousands of people had gathered to see in 2015.

Social media reports suggest the stampede was triggered by people stopping to pick up fake money thrown from the balcony of a nightclub.

The Shanghai City Government said the situation began at 23:35 local time (15:35 GMT) and that a "working group" had been set up to handle the incident.

Photos showed people receiving first aid on the road and large numbers of police securing the area.

President Xi Jinping has told Shanghai government to find the causes of the crush as soon as possible, state TV reported.

'Too many people'

English tourist Rebecca Thomas from Manchester told the BBC she had seen dead bodies on the ground.

"CPR was being given to 10-15 people in the street by loved ones whilst police stood by and watched.

"I asked a police officer if I could help and was told to move along. I saw a man giving his wife or girlfriend mouth-to-mouth on the floor whilst police watched," she said.

"There were really too many people!" Sina Weibo user iiisay wrote. "Squeezed inside, you could not budge, and could only move with the crowd."


She added that traffic police had linked hands to form a human wall after the crush, but the wall was still breached several times.

US photographer Gaby Gabriel told the BBC: "Nobody seemed to be in control and people were crying. It was one of those times when you see the worst in people."

Another Sino Weibo user, Small Metal Makes Steel, said: "At the time there were lots of people, police at the scene maintained order and wouldn't let people near [the scene of the injuries]."

"Lots of people spontaneously linked hands to block the crowds, so the injured had space to settle down, and to allow a clear passage for ambulances," he added.

In a statement, the Shanghai City government said that those hurt had been transferred to hospitals across the city, and that the Shanghai party secretary had visited some of the injured.

Earlier, Shanghai's police department wrote on its verified social media account that some "tourists" had "fallen over" at the Bund, and urged people to leave the area in an orderly fashion.

According to the Shanghai Daily, close to 300,000 people turned up for New Year's Eve celebrations last year, leading to traffic problems.

Relatives of those injured waited for news at the hospital
There was a heavy police presence at the hospital

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seneca Post time: 2014-12-31 22:57
Stampedes happewn regularly in China: at Miyun ca. 10 years ago, hundreds trampled to death a do ...

That's escaping a fire you fool.
Europeans are far more barbaric.
93 Killed in Soccer Game Crush : Victims Trampled at English Stadium; 200 Reported Hurt.
That's nearly three times as many as this year's celebration in Shanghai and for something
as trivial as a soccer game.
There are more examples of Europeans trampling each other to death for a seat, paid for or not,
at a soccer game.
Starting off the new year with a healthy dose of hate for China, huh seneca. No big surprise there.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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""My thoughts this morning are with the families who lost loved ones at the Bund here in Shanghai last night.
A terrible tragedy.""

This from one of the most infamous China haters in this forum...
This is what is known as "crocodile tears" in English for all you out there interested in learning more English phrases.
Look it up.


If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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futsanglung Post time: 2014-12-31 22:34
Shanghai new year crush kills 35The crush started just before midnight

  • When did you learn to copy and paste?
    If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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    Some one or Something will pay the price !

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    futsanglung Post time: 2015-1-1 10:34
    Shanghai new year crush kills 35The crush started just before midnight

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    No, I live above Sunset Plaza, it's a little house I rent and it's a little rundown but has a beautiful view, what about you?

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