Shanghai New Year's Eve stampedei

At least 36 people were killed and 49 injured in a tragic stampede in Shanghai's popular riverfront tourist zone of the Bund shortly before midnight on December 31, 2014. Most of the victims were young people in the 20s going to watch a New Year light show on the Bund. Shanghai authorities came under criticism for its failure to manage the crowds after the incident. 


Shanghai is curbing Chinese New Year celebrations by cancelling events and limiting people at tourist spots after a stampede killed 36 people seven weeks earlier.

The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush that left 36 dead showed "critical neglect", the mayor of the mainland's commercial hub said on Sunday, while insisting that those responsible had been held accountable.

Investigations of man-made tragedies should provide answers for the relatives of the victims, ensure accountability from those who failed to prevent them and recommendations that are properly implemented so that there can never be a repeat.

Zhou Wei, the Huangpu district party chief who is to be sacked over Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede, was also found using public funds to pay for an expensive meal minutes before the deadly tragedy.

Families of revellers killed in Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede will each receive 800,000 yuan (HK$1.01 million) in compensation officials announced, after three weeks of silence.

Blame for the deaths of 36 people in Shanghai on New Year's Eve was placed squarely on the shoulders of Huangpu district officials when the city government released the results of its investigation into the deadly stampede.


The Shanghai government says it is still trying to discover the cause of the deadly New Year’s Eve stampede that claimed the lives of 36 people, The Beijing News reports.

Dozens of relatives of the people killed in the Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede were taken to the scene of the disaster amid tight security on Tuesday morning.

A Chinese teacher has apologised and deleted comments on his blog that sparked fury after he wrote 'Their death is good' about Shanghai's deadly New Year's Eve stampede.  

Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede and a warehouse fire in the Heilongjiang city of Harbin that claimed the lives of five firefighters have been portrayed by officials as accidents.

A university in Xian sparked controversy after claiming the deadly New Year stampede in Shanghai had vindicated its earlier decision to ban its students from celebrating Christmas.

Dozens of relatives of those killed in the Shanghai New Year stampede have protested, demanding that the authorities let them take home the bodies of loved ones.

Shanghai police have interrogated dozens of people who posted comments online about the deadly New Year's Eve stampede, in an apparent drive to contain public criticism against the authorities.

A mainland photojournalist at the scene of the New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai sensed something was wrong minutes before the crush began.

Police set up a security cordon around Chen Yi Square to control thousands of Shanghai residents and visitors who streamed into the area to pay tribute to victims of the New Year's Eve stampede.

Tragedy has again tempered a time of hope and optimism with mass mourning. Think of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the 2012 National Day ferry disaster and the 1992-93 New Year's Eve stampede in Lan Kwai Fong.

Shanghai authorities have brought down a wall of strict censorship on local coverage of Wednesday night’s deadly stampede.


Shanghai police admitted yesterday that they underestimated just how many people would crowd into the city's historic riverside area where a New Year's Eve stampede killed at least 36 people.

People caught up in the stampede in Shanghai on New Year's Eve said the chaos unfolded quickly, with screams ringing out in the darkness as pushing escalated and panicked revellers began climbing over others in an attempt to escape.

It was not the first time a New Year's Eve spectacular had been staged on Shanghai's historic Bund, nor were the city's police unfamiliar with controlling large crowds.

The stampede in Shanghai is reminiscent of the tragedy that killed 21 new year revellers in one of Hong Kong’s most popular bar districts 22 years ago.

It never occurred to Zhu Zhihua that he would experience such chaos in the city in which he and his friends had long hoped of living and working.