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In pictures: Chinese stampede
Bridge where accident happened
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The stampede happened after one person fell over on a canal bridge during the New Year lantern festival.
Bodies covered by sheets
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Thirty-seven people were either crushed or suffocated to death.
Official examines broken railing
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Some people fell off the bridge, which was severely overcrowded.
Crying woman
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Some parents lost children in the crush.
A crowd looks on as police take measurements on the bridge
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An investigation into the stampede in now under way

The BBC's Louisa Lim
"Accidents like this one are completely preventable"

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