24 injured in Shanghai stampede discharged from hospital

Updated: 2015-01-05 12:41


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SHANGHAI - Twenty-four of those injured in the New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai, east China, have been discharged from hospital, while another 25 are still under medical observation, a city health official said on Sunday.

Of those in hospital, 7 are seriously injured and one is in a critical condition, said Wu Jinglei, spokesman for the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission. Those hospitalized include 7 men and 18 women.

Wu said the commission had coordinated a team of medical experts to treat the injured and had offered counseling to them and their families.

Tens of thousands of people assembled in Shanghai's historic riverfront walk, in the Pudong financial area, to see in the New Year when Wednesday night's incident occurred.

Shanghai authorities have verified the identities of all 36 fatalities. Thirty-four were residents of the Chinese mainland, one was from Taiwan and one was a Malaysian citizen.