Stampede Kills 35 At Shanghai New Year's Celebration
State-run Xinhua reports 35 deaths and 42 people injured after a stampede at Shanghai's Bund waterfront. Police aren't sure what set off the surge.By Zach Toombs | December 31, 2014
Shanghai's historic Bund waterfront was the scene of a deadly stampede late Wednesday.
Early reports from state media say 35 people were killed and many more injured as panic set in to a huge crowd gathered for New Year's Eve. This video posted to Youku shows police and paramedics responding.
It happened at Chenyi Square on the Bund, which runs along the west bank of the Huangpu River. This is a popular spot for crowds to gather and celebrate the new year.