People place flowers yesterday at the site of a deadly stampede on Shanghai's riverfront. At least 36 people were killed and dozens more were injured in the New Year's Eve tragedy. Photo: EPA

Shanghai police admit underestimating crowd ahead of New Year's Eve tragedy

Authorities say they deployed fewer officers on riverside ahead of deadly New Year's Eve event

Topic |   Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede

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People place flowers yesterday at the site of a deadly stampede on Shanghai's riverfront. At least 36 people were killed and dozens more were injured in the New Year's Eve tragedy. Photo: EPA
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Daniel Ren

Daniel Ren

Daniel Ren is the SCMP's Shanghai bureau chief. A Shanghai native, Daniel joined the SCMP in 2007 as a Business reporter.

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.