Two children were killed and 20 others injured after a stampede in a primary school room in central China.Chinese official media reported that Wednesday morning (March 22) the pupils in the experimental primary school No. 3 in Puyang were packed into the bathroom when others began to pay.
The students were crowded in the toilet during the morning break at around 8:30 am in a school in Hunan province, Xinhua news agency reported.They did not confirm any further details about the incident.All injured children were taken to a nearby hospital where some were reported to be in serious condition, the BBC reported.
While the incident was being investigated by the Chinese authorities, the South China Morning Post reported that one of my parents, a student at the school, had written to social media that the stampede occurred when the children were panicked when the bathroom wall collapsed.The Poyang provincial government told the Associated Press that the incident was under investigation but declined to give further details.
K618.cn reported that local family planning officials said there was one death.The ages or names of children killed or injured in the stampede were not announced.The country’s biggest stampede in recent years killed 36 people in 2015 in a crushing near the Shanghai River front on New Year’s Eve.
Another 47 people were injured in the stampede, and most of the victims were in their 20s.Last year, six children were killed and 25 others injured in a stampede on a school ladder in southwest China.
Also that year, 14 people, including six children, were killed in a stampede at a mosque belonging to a Muslim ethnic minority in northwest China.The stampede took place when traditional cakes were distributed at a ceremony at the Beida mosque in Shijie town, Xinhua reported at the time of the accident.