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Beckham China visit causes stampede

June 20, 2013
By ESPN staff
A public appearance by David Beckham in China prompted a stampede from fans which left seven people injured, including five security personnel.

Three police officers, two security guards and two students were hurt in a surge among the 1,000-strong crowd when the former England captain visited Shanghai Tongji University in his capacity as an ambassador for Chinese football, local police confirmed.

The clamour to get close to the global sporting icon led to a police cordon being ...

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