Death toll from Karbala’s stampede climbs to 31, hundreds injured

  • Tuesday 10, September 2019 09:15 PM
  • Death toll from Karbala’s stampede climbs to 31, hundreds injured
Sharjah 24 – KUNA: The death toll from a stampede in a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala, where worshippers are gathering to commemorate the holy day of Ashura, has risen to 31 while hundreds have been injured.
The stampede occurred as pilgrims were performing Ashura rituals, the Iraqi health ministry said earlier, pointing out that the death toll could climb even further due to many being in critical conditions.