Iraq stampede kills 31 at Ashura commemorations in Karbala

Iraq stampede kills 31 at Ashura commemorations in Karbala



Actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact battle scenes as part of the Ashura commemorations in Karbala, Iraq (10 September 2019)Picture copyright
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Actors dressed as historical warriors re-enact battle scenes as a part of the Ashura commemorations

Not less than 31 folks have been killed in a stampede throughout commemorations for the Shia holy day of Ashura within the Iraqi metropolis of Karbala, officers say.

A well being ministry spokesman stated one other 100 folks have been injured and warned that the dying toll might rise.

The stampede reportedly occurred when a pilgrim tripped whereas a whole lot of hundreds have been performing a ritual.

Ashura commemorates the martyrdom in battle of the Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in 680AD.

In 2005, at least 965 pilgrims were killed in a stampede on a bridge over the River Tigris within the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Witnesses stated panic unfold among the many pilgrims over rumours of suicide bombers.


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