In case of stampede, do this

Children practising how to protect themselves during a stampede, at a safety education event at a primary school in Handan, Hebei province, on Monday.A stampede at a primary school in central China's Henan province last Wednesday killed two and injur
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Children practising how to protect themselves during a stampede, at a safety education event at a primary school in Handan, Hebei province, on Monday.A stampede at a primary school in central China's Henan province last Wednesday killed two and injured more than 20 pupils. The stampede happened as the pupils rushed to use the toilet during a 10-minute break. The school had more than 1,700 pupils but only five bathrooms.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'In case of stampede, do this'. Print Edition | Subscribe