In Shanghai, 36 die in New Year's eve stampede (for fake money?)

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    All love easy money.

    However, none can match the Chinese in their love of the smell of money, legitimate or illegitimate.

    It is wicked that the person who threw this fake money to celebrate was exploiting in a cruel and senseless way this weakness of the Chinese. In fact, it is criminal to have done it.

    It is most unfortunate that so many people had to die.

    RIP.

    The Shanghai Govt cancelling New year celebrations is a typical case of locking the stable gate after the horse has bolted.
     
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    Sad news, a very stupid prank to play....RIP
     
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    New Year's Eve stampede kills 36 on Shanghai waterfront

    Reuters: "New Year's Eve stampede kills 36 on Shanghai waterfront"

    New Year's Eve stampede kills 36 on Shanghai waterfront
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What is the police trying to imply?

    Why should anyone throw down 'coupon' after a stampede? What is the connection between throwing coupons after the stampede and the stampede?

    That makes no sense.

    What caused the stampede? People running after money could cause a stampede, but a stampede for the sake of a stampede makes no sense.

    Or is the Police trying to cover up the cause because maybe they were lax and had not taken adequate crowd control measures that are always necessitated during Celebrations like the New Year?
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Really sad - a mishap in new year's eve

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    R.I.P.
     
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    I can remember a similar incident happening in the PRC when I was living in Taiwan during Chinese New Year of 1997 or '98 when 40 or 50 people were trampled to death in Hunan after some thousands of migrant workers were loaded onto a goods train. There was another incident, again during Chinese New Year, in the mid-1990s, maybe later, where people were crushed or trampled to death at Guangzhou railway station, if I remember rightly. Just about every year during Chinese New Year people are trampled or crushed to death in stampedes at railway stations in the PRC.
     
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    Notice how this isn't the number one story on CNN-BBC of the scale of that chocolate cafe hostage situation?
     

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