AlJazeera: "More than 30 killed in mass stampede"


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Jul 4, 2016
More than 30 killed in mass stampede at Iraqi Shia shrine
Rush of panicked Ashoura pilgrims after walkway collapse with the death toll expected to rise, says health ministry.

At least 31 pilgrims were killed on Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala as they were marking the holy day of Ashoura.

Another 100 people were injured at the site, about 100km south of the capital Baghdad, said health ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr, stressing the casualty toll was not final.

It was the deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashoura.
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