THE WORLD AT LARGE
Thursday, 1 January 2015
35 killed in New Year's stampede in China
Thirty-five people have been killed in a stampede at a New Year's event in Shanghai, city officials have said.
A statement from the Shanghai government confirmed another 43 people were injured in the chaos.
The stampede happened at the city's riverfront Bund area, which is usually jammed with spectators for major events, at 11.35pm (local time), according to the Xinhua news agency.
State media and a witness claim the tragedy happened after "fake money" was thrown from a bar overlooking New Year celebrations.
News Credit: Sky News
Thompson Tosan Oluwakemi
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