Saturday 29 April 2017

Children left dead after stampede at Chinese school

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two children have died and at least 20 were injured after a stampede at a primary school in China.

Local media say students crowded into a school toilet during the morning break in Puyang, where it's believed a wall collapsed from the pressure of the crush.

The accident occurred at the Number Three Experimental Primary School in Puyang county in Henan province on Wednesday morning.

All of the injured children have been brought to hospital.

Puyang county's government told the Associated Press the incident was under investigation, but declined to provide further details.

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