Saturday 20 January 2018

Seven people injured in stampede over David Beckham in China

An injured person is carried to an ambulance after a stampede during David Beckham's visit at Tongji University
An injured person is carried to an ambulance after a stampede during David Beckham's visit at Tongji University
David Beckham is surrounded by fans as he visits Tongji University
David Beckham signs for fans as he leaves a hotel
A huge crowd gathers around the car carrying football superstar David Beckham at Tonji University in Shanghai
People fall in a stampede to see football superstar David Beckham
Football superstar David Beckham is escorted by security personnel at Tonji University in Shanghai
Football superstar David Beckham's visit to China turned "chaotic"
A fan got injured in a stampede
An injured person is carried to an ambulance after a stampede

Several people have been left seriously injured in China where the legendary footballer made a personal appearance.

A personal appearance at a Shanghai university by football legend David Beckham has left seven people injured.

The now-retired star is in China as part of his role as ambassador to the Chinese Super League, and thousands more fans showed up to catch a glimpse of him than anticipated. As a result, there are several injuries being reported, seven of which are serious; including university guars, police and students.

Witnesses report than 1,000 lunged towards Mr Beckham and a stampede ensued.

"We didn't expect so many people showing up here. Too many fans of Beckham," explained Chu Dan, a Tongji University player.

The event was subsequently cancelled and Shanghai police said they would investigate the incident.

 

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