Death toll from Kerman stampede rises to over 50 during slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani's mourning.
Death toll from Kerman stampede rises to over 50 during slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani's mourning.

Death toll from Kerman stampede rises to over 50 during Soleimani's mourning

ANI | Updated: Jan 07, 2020 19:52 IST

Tehran [Iran], Jan 7 (Sputnik/ANI): A stampede at the funeral for slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman in Iran has claimed more than 50 lives on Tuesday, state media said.
"The number of those killed in this accident has topped 50. Most of them are men," the chief of the regional forensics office was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.
The number of those injured has not been revised.
The head of Iran's medical emergency services said earlier in the day that 40 people died and 213 were hurt in the stampede that happened as thousands packed the streets ahead of the Quds Force commander's burial. (Sputnik/ANI)

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