Beijing Lantern Festival crowd incident 05/02/2004

37 killed in Beijing lantern festival stampede

Tragedy struck last night when at least 37 people died and 15 others were injured at a Lantern Festival gathering at a Miyun County Park 65 kilometres northeast of downtown Beijing.

At Least 37 Die In China Stampede

A lantern festival marking the end of China’s Lunar New Year celebrations erupted into a stampede Thursday, killing at least 37 people and injuring 15, authorities said.

Stampede Kills 37 in Lantern Festival

A total of 37 people were killed and 15 injured in a Lantern Festival gathering Thursday night in Beijing’s suburban Miyun County, sources with the municipal government said.

Festival stampede in China kills 37

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (UPI) — At least 37 people were killed Thursday in the crush of festival goers crowded onto bridge in a park near Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations.

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