BAGHDAD: Not less than 31 pilgrims died Tuesday in a stampede at a significant shrine in Iraq’s Karbala the place they have been marking the holy day of Ashura, the well being ministry stated in a brand new toll.
Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr stated the toll may rise even additional, as one other 100 folks have been injured together with 10 in essential situation.
The incident occurred towards the tip of the Ashura procession, inflicting panic and a stampede.
It’s the deadliest stampede in current historical past throughout Ashura when Shia pilgrims from world wide swarm Karbala to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein — Prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) grandson.
In 2005, at the very least 965 pilgrims heading to the Imam Kadhim shrine in Baghdad throughout a distinct vacation died after rumours of a suicide bomber within the crowd sparked a mass stampede.
Youm-e-Ashur is being noticed the world over together with Pakistan with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his devoted companions in Karbala.
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Yearly, today is noticed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions at Karbala to uphold the reality.