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Dozens killed in stampede at Qassem Soleimani’s funeral

At least 56 people have been killed in a stampede in the Iranian city of Kerman at the funeral procession for a top commander killed in an air strike by the United States. Iranian state TV said at least 56 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the stampede, citing security sources.…

Dozens killed in stampede at Qassem Soleimani’s funeral

At least 56 people have been killed in a stampede in the Iranian city of Kerman at the funeral procession for a top commander killed in an air strike by the United States.
Iranian state TV said at least 56 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the stampede, citing security sources.
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Earlier, the head of the country’s emergency services, Pirhossein Koolivand, told state television that¬†“190 were injured” due to “overcrowding”.The injured were immediately transferred to the hospital, he added.
Initial videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road, others shouting and trying to help them.
Hundreds of thousands of people had gathered in the small city of Kerman for the burial of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, who was assassinated on Friday near the international airport of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
The burial was postponed, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, without providing more details.

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