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Four fired, 7 punished in Shanghai for deadly New Year's Eve stampede
Four fired, 7 punished in Shanghai for deadly New Year's Eve stampede

Local officials failed to adequately assess risks and deploy sufficient police ahead of the stampede in Shanghai on New Year’s Eve that left 36 people dead and 49 injured, the city government said in its official investigation report released Wednesday. But only district-level officials within Shanghai are being punished, as local authorities tried to contain the political impact of the tragedy. Four officials from Huangpu district, including the Communist Party leader and the police chief of the district, were fired and seven other officials were punished. The tourism bureau in Huangpu district was faulted for waiting until Dec. 30 to announce that the traditional New Year’s...

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