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Stampede kills 31 in Iraq's Karbala

Iraqi Health Ministry says 31 people killed, more than 100 injured

Ali Abo Rezeg   | 10.09.2019
Stampede kills 31 in Iraq's Karbala

BAGHDAD

The Iraqi Health Ministry said on Tuesday that at least 31 people were killed and 100 others were wounded in a stampede during a religious ceremony in the southern province of Karbala. 

"At least 31 people were killed and 100 others injured in the incident," Health Ministry spokesman Saif al-Bader said in a statement.

Al-Bader pointed out 10 of the injured are in critical condition.

Previously, a security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that at least 31 people were killed and dozens others injured in a walkway collapse during the Ashura ceremony in Karbala.


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