A chronology of stampedes in China

Light and laser illuminate the Lujiazui financial district of Pudong in Shanghai during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration on the Bund in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Light and laser illuminate the Lujiazui financial district of Pudong in Shanghai during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration on the Bund in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Angry family members clashing with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by new year revellers were sent in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Angry family members clashing with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by new year revellers were sent in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Security personnel and policemen manning their posts at an entrance to the hospital where injured people of the stampede were treated in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Security personnel and policemen manning their posts at an entrance to the hospital where injured people of the stampede were treated in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A friend of a victim waiting outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident were treated in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A friend of a victim waiting outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident were treated in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Relatives of a victim waiting at a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident were treated in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Relatives of a victim waiting at a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident were treated in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Angry family members clashing with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by new year revellers were sent in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Angry family members clashing with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims of a stampede by new year revellers were sent in Shanghai on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
A photo on the website of the Shanghai Daily newspaper showed what appeared to be dead and injured people lying on the ground with crowds still in the background. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB OF SHANGHAI DAILY
A photo on the website of the Shanghai Daily newspaper showed what appeared to be dead and injured people lying on the ground with crowds still in the background. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB OF SHANGHAI DAILY

BEIJING (AFP) - At least 35 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a stampede at New Year's celebrations in Shanghai.

Though most large gatherings in China are carefully controlled by authorities, the country has seen other incidents in which overcrowding has caused panic and deaths. Here is a brief chronology of other recent stampedes in China:

September 26, 2014: Six children were killed and two dozen injured in a stampede at a primary school in Kunming, capital of the south-western province of Yunnan, after a stairway was blocked.

January 5, 2014: Fourteen people, some of them children, were killed and 10 injured in a stampede that broke out as food was being distributed at a mosque in Ningxia, one of China's poorer regions.

February 27, 2013: Four children died at a school in the central province of Hubei when pupils left their dormitory on the fourth floor and attempted to exit the block. The ground floor gate was closed, resulting in the crush.

November 29, 2010: A stampede in a primary school in the small city of Aksu in China's far western Xinjiang region left nearly 100 children injured, with 41 of them hospitalised.

March 23, 2009: Two people were killed and 11 injured as shoppers stampeded during a sales promotion in Chongqing in south-western China.

February 1, 2008: A woman was killed after a stampede at a major China railway station where hundreds of thousands of passengers were stranded by bitter snowstorms.

January 1, 1993: Twenty people were killed and more than 70 injured as New Year's Eve revellers poured into a narrow street after midnight in Hong Kong, at the time still under British rule.

Shanghai stampede on the Bund