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Tragedy: Shanghai New Year crush ‘kills 35


A crush at a New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 35 people and injured some 42 others, Chinese state media report.
The crush broke out in Chenyi Square in Shanghai’s Huangpu district, Xinhua news agency reported.
The Shanghai City government said the crush broke out at 23:35 local time (15:35 GMT) and that a working group had been set up to handle the incident.

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The cause of the crush was currently under investigation, it added.
Many of those hurt had been transferred to Shanghai General Hospital, Xinhua said.
Photos posted on social media showed people receiving first aid on the road and large numbers of police cordoning off the area. (BBC)

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