Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Stampede of Mourners Kills 50 People in Iran during Funeral Procession of Qasem Soleimani in Iran with 200 Injured

BBC News reports that fifty people have been killed in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of a top commander killed in a US drone strike. The deaths in Qasem Soleimani's hometown of Kerman led to the postponement of his interment. A new time will be announced later. Millions are already estimated to have packed the streets for a series of funeral processions in Iran. Soleimani's death has raised fears of a conflict between the US and Iran.  It is unclear what caused the stampede in Kerman, south-eastern Iran, but vast numbers of people had been in the streets on Tuesday morning ahead of the planned burial. A coroner quoted on Iran's ISNA put the death toll at 50, with those injured numbering more than 200.
Above Edited from BBC News
Please Pray for the Repose of the souls of those killed....

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