Shanghai fires 4 top officials over the New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36

January 21, 2015 4:15 AM

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Shanghai fires 4 top officials over the New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, a woman, third from left, grieves as she is comforted by other relatives of a New Year's Eve stampede victim at the site of the tragic accident in Shanghai, China. Shanghai sacked four top district officials for insufficient preparation and response to the stampede that killed 36 people, the city government announced Wednesday, Jan. 21. 2015. Investigation results released by the Shanghai government also noted that some of the officials responsible were at an opulent banquet the night of the disaster, hampering the response and adding to public discontent. (AP Photo, File) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, a man prays after laying flowers at the site of a New Year’s Eve deadly stampede in Shanghai, China. Shanghai sacked four top district officials for insufficient preparation and response to the stampede that killed 36 people, the city government anno...

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