More Than 30 Dead In Stampede At Shrine
Baghdad, Sept 10 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Sep, 2019 ) :More than 30 pilgrims died and dozens were injured Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala on the day of Ashura.
The packed processions of black-clad worshippers made their way to his gold-domed shrine, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Baghdad, carrying flags and crying out, "We sacrifice ourselves for you, Ya Hussain!"As the massive crowds pressed forward, a stampede broke out that left at least 31 people dead and another 100 wounded, according to Iraq's health ministry.
Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr said the death toll could rise as 10 of the wounded were in critical condition.