35 killed in stampede on New Year's Eve in Shanghai

Beijing: At least 35 people were killed and 42 injured in east China's Shanghai city during New Year celebrations late Wednesday. The accident happened on the Chenyi Square of Shanghai's bund area at around 11:35 p.m., Xinhua reported.

Angry family members clash with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by new year's revellers were sent in Shanghai. Pic/AFP
Angry family members clash with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by new year's revellers were sent in Shanghai. Pic/AFP

A witness said that some coupons that looked like "dollar bill" were being thrown from a building's third-floor window and the people standing along the river bank started to scramble for these coupons.

The city has set up a working team for rescue operations and to deal with the aftermath. Cause of the accident is under investigation.

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