8 students dead, 26 injured in trampling

By Uking Sun (
Updated: 2009-12-08 08:22
Eight students died and 26 were injured during a trampling accident at a private school in Xiangtan city, central China's Hunan province on Monday night, Xinhua reported.

A local publicity official said the tragedy happened at around 9 pm when students finished night self-study course and left classrooms. One student fell off on the stairway and caused the panic, leaving 8 dead and 26 injured, according to the official.

The investigation is still going on.