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Dozens of revellers die in Shanghai

Thirty five people have been killed in a stampede during Shanghai's New Year's celebrations, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The city government said that another 42 people were injured.

The death and injuries occurred at the city's riverfront Bund area, which can be jammed with spectators for major events.

One Xinhua photo from the scene shows at least one person doing chest compressions on a shirtless person while other people lay on the ground nearby.

Another photo shows the area ringed by police.

The cause of the stampede remained under investigation, the Xinhua report said.

Shanghai's historic Bund riverfront runs along an area of often narrow streets amid restored old buildings, shops and tourist attractions.

The China Daily newspaper in February reported that the city's population was more than 24 million at the end of 2013.

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