Five hurt in a stampede as fans in China rush to see David Beckham at Shanghai university
- Updated: June 20, 2013
The excellent blog Beijing Cream have released scary videos and images from China on Thursday as five students were hurt in a stampede at Shanghai’s Tongji University.
As massive crowds tried to get a close look of David Beckham as he visited the students, a massive crush unfolded and several attendees got crushed in the chaos.
Beckham later issued a statement on his Sina Weibo account saying:
I had an incredible response from everyone at Shanghai Tongji University today, sorry I couldn’t get out on the pitch to see the teams It was impossible to get through the massive crowds. I heard there were a few injuries, hope the fans are ok and I wish them a speed recovery.
A video report from the event, and a series of images can be seen below.