A memorial was held at the Bund today, a week after 36 people were killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at a New Year’s Eve event.
Relatives of the victims and members of the public came to the spot to grieve during the highly emotional ceremony, NetEase News reports. One of the victim’s family members fainted at the scene and was carried away by medical staff.
The memorial area was barricaded and tourists were prohibited from loitering.
It has been a week since the tragic event in which 36 young people, many of whom were students, lost their lives. According to Chinese tradition, the seventh day is an important marker in the mourning process, which typically lasts up to 49 days after a death.
A total of 20 wounded victims are still being hospitalized, four of whom are in serious condition, according to People’s Daily.
More barriers will be placed at the scene tonight.
On January 1, the same day that family members clashed with police upon learning the fate of the stampede victims, grieving relatives held a candlelight vigil for love ones lost in the incident.
The following video shows members of the public mourning the victims of the stampede just one day after the tragedy.
By Dina Li