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Nearly Hundred Children Injured in Xinjiang

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Nearly 100 children were injured Monday in a primary school stampede in Aksu City of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said.

Students of Aksu No. 5 Primary School were heading downstairs to the playground for after-class exercise when some of them fell and triggered the stampede at 12:00 PM, a spokesman with the municipal publicity department, who declined to give his name, said.

The injured students were immediately taken to a local hospital. No death has been reported as of 2:00 PM, he added.

The school has more than 1,800 students.

(Xinhua News Agency November 29, 2010)

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