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Year-ender 2015: Top 10 news events of China

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-01-01 08:59

Year-ender 2015: Top 10 news events of China

Relatives of a victim hug as they wait at a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai, Jan 1, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Deadly stampede tragedy in Shanghai

The stampede happened on the last night of year of 2014 as tens of thousands of people assembled on Shanghai's historic riverfront walk to see a new-year skyline show in the Pudong financial area on the opposite side of the Huangpu River.

36 people were killed from a 12-year-old to a 37-year-old among whom 34 were residents of the Chinese mainland, 1 was from Taiwan and one was a Malaysian citizen.

Shanghai and other big cities soon cancelled big gatherings and rolled out safety regulations on crowd control after the accident as the government was caught in the backwash of criticism for not putting in place effective preparation measures to cope with the crowds that flocked to the Bund.

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