Iran stampede: 56 killed, over 200 injured at funeral for slain general


Stampede, Iran, funeral procession, Qasem Soleimani

There was no information about what set off the crush.


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Published: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 11:59 PM

A stampede broke out on Tuesday at the funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a US airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said.

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The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession began, said Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency medical services.
There was no information about what set off the crush. Online videos showed people lying apparently lifeless, their faces covered by clothing. Emergency crews performed CPR on others as people wailed and cried out to God.
Soleimani’s burial was delayed, with no new time given, because of concerns about the massive crowd that had gathered, the semi-official Isna news agency said.

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