New Year crush in Shanghai kills 35

New Year crush in Shanghai kills 35

New Year crush in Shanghai kills 35

Written by Staff Writer

01 Jan, 2015 | 11:05 am

Chinese state media reports, that a crush at New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 35 people and injured some 42 others.

Xinhua news agency reported that the crush broke out in Chenyi Square in Shanghai’s Huangpu district.

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.

The cause of the crush was currently under investigation.

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

The photos suggested that large numbers of people had gathered near the waterfront area, known as The Bund.

On social media, users who said they were at the scene described huge crowds at the scene of the crush.

Source: BBC

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