Category: World / February 27, 2013 10:08 AM EST
Tragedy struck central China’s Hubei province on Wednesday as a stampede on a staircase erupted in an elementary school. The incident occurred as 80 students packed the staircase. Students pushed and shoved each other as they waited for the teachers to unlock the gate to let them pass.
Two boys and two girls died in hospital, while 14 others remain in hospital injured: Three of which are in a critical condition. The stampede is reported to have lasted for only five minutes.
The school building was built in 1990 and now the police will investigate the exact cause of the incident and the tragic lives that were taken so young.
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