17 September 2019

Dozens killed, wounded in stampede in Karbala

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The Iraqi Health Ministry said on Tuesday that at least 16 people were killed and 75 others wounded in a stampede during a religious ceremony in the southern province of Karbala. reports citing Turkish media.

"Sixteen people were killed and 75 others injured in the incident," Health Ministry spokesman Saif al-Bader said in a statement.

Al-Bader pointed out that they fear the death toll may rise.

A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that at least 31 people were killed and dozens injured in a walkway collapse during the Ashura ceremony in Karbala.

2019.09.10 / 21:59
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