8 Students Dead, 26 Injured in Trampling

Chinese media are reporting that eight students have been killed in a stampede in a school in Hunan. Few details are available. From China Daily:

Eight students died and 26 were injured during a trampling accident at a private school in Xiangtan city, central China’s Hunan province on Monday night, Xinhua reported.

A local publicity official said the tragedy happened at around 21:00 pm when students finished night self-study course and left classrooms. One student fell off on the stairway and caused the panic, leaving 8 dead and 26 injured, according to the official.

See also a report from AP.

December 7, 2009 7:39 PM
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