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Stampede at Shanghai New Year's celebration

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Jan 1,Shanghai: New Year's festivities in China's most populous city were cut short Wednesday after a stampede left at least 35 people dead and dozens injured.

The stampede broke out around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday along the city's riverfront, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. At least 42 people were injured, Xinhua reported.

A witness told the government-run news agency that people started scrambling after coupons that looked like dollar bills were thrown from the third floor of a building