More than 30 killed in mass stampede in Karbala

The incident took place in the afternoon during the major Shia ritual of Ashura when thousands of Shia pilgrims pushed into the entrance of Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, some 110 km south of Baghdad.

According to health ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr, at least 31 pilgrims were killed and another 100 people were injured. He highlighted that the casualty toll is not final.

Hundreds of thousands of Shia pilgrims swarm Karbala in Iraq every year to commemorate the death of Hussein, Prophet Mohammad’s grandson who was martyred along with his 72 companions in the Battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq, in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against thousands of soldiers of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.

People in Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Lebanon mark the day with rallies, prayers and self-flagellation.

Source Article from

Related Posts
At least 31 pilgrims lost their lives and dozens more sustained injuries in a
The footage filmed outside the packed Lanterna Azzurra club in Corinaldo, Italy, captures the chaotic
Filmed on a farm in Nymagee, New South Wales by Marie Harley last February, she
Pat Buchanan, American Renaissance, 3 July 2018 “What is it in the DNA of the
LONDON — The Trump administration’s announcement that it would relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel

Hits: 18

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply


Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes