100 kids injured in China school stampede

The incident occurred in the No 5 primary school in Aksu city.

Beijing: Nearly 100 children were injured Monday in a stampede at a primary school in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in northwest China, officials said.

The incident occurred in the No 5 primary school in Aksu city, when the children were heading downstairs to the playground for after-class exercises. Some of the students fell and triggered the stampede around 12.00 pm, Xinhua reported quoting a spokesman with the municipal publicity department.

The injured students were immediately taken to hospital. There were, however, no casualties, the official said.

The primary school has more than 1,800 students.

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