Iraq’s state-run TV channel, citing Iraq’s health ministry, says the death toll from a stampede in the Shia holy city of Karbala on Tuesday is 31.
Another 75 people were injured in the incident which security officials told The Associated Press happened when part of a walkway collapsed during Ashoura commemorations.
The incident happened toward the end of the Ashoura procession, causing panic and a stampede. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to give official statements.
During Ashoura, Shia Muslims mourn for Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, who died in AD 680 in the Battle of Karbala.
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