BEIJING, Jan. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- What do you do, if faced with a stampede like situation as in Shanghai?
Scientists have found that the combined force of 7 to 8 adults can reach well over 1000 pounds. To avoid getting hurt, the best choice for you is to leave the crowd at the first available opportunity.
But if you find you are already trapped, here are some basic rules to follow if you are packed in big crowd of people.
First, stay balanced and steady. Try to stay steady on your feet and do not try to pick up anything on the ground, including your wallet, cellphone or shoes.
Second, follow the crowd in the direction that it moves in, in small steps. Do not try to go past others or push them.
Third, quickly find buildings nearby and use them as s solid support. Don't forget to raise your arms and make room for you to breathe. Be aware, glasses and windows are what you need to stay away from.
Last but not the least, if you do fall down, you need to stay calm, lay sideways, curl up your body, and raise your arms to cover your head.
These tips should help you avoid direct damage to your head and major organs.