Shanghai stampede: President Xi orders immediate investigation

Emergency vehicles among the crowd after the stampede on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Emergency vehicles among the crowd after the stampede on Jan 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 

BEIJING - China President Xi Jinping has called for immediate investigation into the Shanghai stampede at a New Year event which killed at least 35 people and injured more than 40.

He also urged authorities to prevent such incidents from happening again, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Shanghai stampede on the Bund