Five hurt in a stampede as fans in China rush to see David Beckham at Shanghai university

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.