Hunan school trampling incident, 8 dead, 26 injured
[Netease] On the evening of December 7, 2009, a tragic trampling incident happened at Yucai private middle school in Xiangxiang city, Hunan Province, causing 8 dead, 26 injured and 8 others under medical observation in the hospital.
Publicity department of Xiangtan City said, this tragedy occurred at 9 pm when the after school study class was let out, the students swarmed downstairs, one student fell down and caused many others to trip and fall.
The head of Xiangxiang City Board of Education and Deputy Party Secretary, Chu Qinghua was held responsible for the middle school trampling incident. He was removed from his positions at the City Board of Education. The city is investigating the accident and will hold others accountable.
Blood at the corner of the stairs after the accident.
The stairway where the accident happened
Injured students are under treatment in three hospitals. They are currently all in stable conditions.
The police conducts investigation.
The students at the school had the moment of silence for the death of their fellow schoolmates.
One student prays of the dead classmates in class.
In front of Yucai private middle school in Xiangxiang city, Hunan Province