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Seven boys and one girl died as others were seriously injured. The students were apart of a total of 400 students heading down a 4-foot-wide staircase.
The building had four exits, but most students were taking the closest stairway to their living quarters because it was raining heavily, Xinhua News Agency said
One student told Xinhua that two boys had intentionally blocked students near the bottom of the stairwell.