Every year in Kerbela come millions of pilgrims

In Karbala, there was a collapse of part of the crosswalk, which gathered a large number of people.

At least 31 people have been killed and hundreds injured in the Iraqi city of Karbala in the stampede during the Muslim holiday of Ashura. On it informs TV channel Al Arabiya on Tuesday, September 10.

It is noted that this is not the final figures. According to various estimates, the death toll could reach 100.

According to preliminary data, the collapsed part of the pedestrian crossing, which both gathered a large number of people.

Iraqi Shiites celebrate in these days of Ashura – commemoration of the martyrs. On that date, which the Shiites is one of the main religious celebrations, Muslims remember the battle of Karbala of 680 years, when he was killed Imam Hussein, his brother Abbas and their 70 companions. Every year to this city for funeral processions arrive several million pilgrims.

Earlier in June, in the capital of Madagascar Antananarivo, at the celebration on the occasion of the independence Day in a stampede at the stadium killed 15 people, and another 75 were injured.

And spring in Northern Ireland in a stampede at the disco killed three teenagers.

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