Shanghai fires 4 top officials in connection with deadly New Year's Eve stampede

January 21, 2015 7:19 AM

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Shanghai fires 4 top officials in connection with deadly New Year's Eve stampede

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, a man prays after laying flowers at the site of a New Years Eve deadly stampede in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

SHANGHAI – Shanghai announced Wednesday it fired four top officials and disciplined seven others over a New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36 people, and said some of the officials attended an opulent banquet the night of the disaster.

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