Party chief vows stam­pede probe

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Han Zheng, Shang­hai’s Party chief, promised at a mu­nic­i­pal se­cu­rity con­fer­ence onWed­nes­day to in­ves­ti­gate thor­oughly the li­a­bil­ity of the New Year’s Eve stam­pede and deal with the per­son­nel re­spon­si­ble, Xin­hua News Agency re­ported. Han called the tragedy a painful les­son and promised to strengthen the city’s safety pro­ce­dures at pub­lic events. Thirty-six peo­ple were killed and 47 in­jured in the stam­pede at Shang­hai’s Bund area as peo­ple gath­ered to cel­e­brate.

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