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Monday 24 July 2017

Two students killed and 20 injured in Chinese school stampede

Two students died in the stampede at a school
Two students died in the stampede at a school

Two students have died and more than 20 others were injured in a stampede during a morning toilet break at an elementary school in central China.

The Puyang county government in Henan province said that the incident is under investigation.

Overcrowding and poor building design and construction have been blamed for past crushing deaths and injuries at Chinese schools.

China's deadliest stampede in recent years occurred during new year festivities on January 1 2015, when 36 people died in a crush along Shanghai's riverfront esplanade.

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