More than 20 people are missing after a tow boat sank in China's Yangtze River, state media reported.
The boat, which was believed to be carrying Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean passengers, was on a trial voyage when the accident happened.
One of the survivors, identified by the Xinhua news agency as Wang Zhenkai, said the boat had just completed the test drive when it suddenly flipped over without warning.
The annual Lantern Festival in Shanghai, China, has been cancelled due to "safety concerns" after dozens of people were killed in a stampede on New Year's Day.
Last year more than 1.3 million people headed to the event, which occurs on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year and marks the end of the Spring Festival.
But the company which runs the festival at Yu Yuan Garden, a maze of narrow alleyways and ancient buildings, said there were "safety concerns" for this year's celebration which meant it could not go ahead as planned.
It comes after 36 people were trampled to death along the city's Bund riverfront walkway, after thousands gathered to watch a light show marking the New Year.
Other events as far away as Beijing have also been cancelled in the wake of the tragedy, which security has been tightening in subway stations and other crowded public places.
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George Chen, a Chinese author and academic, is tweeting that the stampede occurred when huge crowds descended upon Shanghai's Bund - a waterfront area where a performance was taking place to mark the new year.
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Dozens of people have been killed and more have been injured in a stampede in Shanghai during celebrations to usher in the new year, according to media reports.
The Associated Press news agency put the death toll at 35 and suggested another 42 people were injured.
Beijing's Olympic Stadium was transformed into a giant countdown clock for this evening's New Year's Eve celebrations.
Meanwhile in Shanghai, a laser show illuminated the sky above the financial district and costumed performers danced in the city's Bund waterfront area.