Five injured in stampede to see Beckham

At least five people have been injured in a stampede after fans stormed a stadium gate as David Beckham arrived at a Chinese university.

Five injured in stampede to see Beckham

At least five people have been injured in a stampede after fans stormed a stadium gate as David Beckham arrived at a Chinese university.

Four university employees and one foreign student were taken to hospital with injuries, Shanghai-based Tongji University says on its official microblog.

The state-run news site Xinmin Net says nearly 1,000 fans had gathered at the university stadium, where the recently retired football superstar was scheduled to meet members of the university’s football team.

The event was cancelled following the stampede.

A post on Beckham’s microblog on the popular Chinese-language platform Sina Weibo wishes the injured speedy recoveries.

Beckham is in China this week on a seven-day promotional tour for the Chinese Super League.

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