Stampede In Central Iraq Kills 30, Injures 100 During Religious Ceremony - Health Ministry

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Stampede in Central Iraq Kills 30, Injures 100 During Religious Ceremony - Health Ministry

BAGHDAD (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th September, 2019) Thirty people died and 100 others sustained injuries as a result of a stampede and suffocation during a religious ceremony in central Iraq's governorate of Karbala, a spokesman for the Iraqi Health Ministry Seif Badra said Tuesday.

"Thirty people were killed and 100 were injured in the incident," the spokesman said in a statement.

He added that the death toll was expected to rise further.

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