Shanghai cancels famed lantern festival following deadly New Year's stampede

January 11, 2015 4:45 AM

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BEIJING – China's financial hub of Shanghai has canceled its famed Lunar New Year lantern festival in the wake of a stampede that left 36 people dead.

The announcement Sunday illustrates the spreading effects of the Jan. 1 disaster, in which surging crowds trampled people along the city's legendary Bund riverfront walkway.

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