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Bangladesh: At least ten killed in Chittagong ritual stampede *GRAPHIC*01:55

Bangladesh: At least ten killed in Chittagong ritual stampede *GRAPHIC*

Bangladesh, Chittagong
December 18, 2017 at 20:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least ten people died and more than 30 were injured on Monday after a stampede during a crowded religious ritual in Chittagong, Bangladesh’s second-largest city.The rush occurred during a prayer and feast ceremony for former mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury. About 8,000 people were inside and outside the facilities of a community centre, one of the 11 sites where the ritual was being held for Chowdhury.Reportedly, the stampede was caused as grievers, all of them men, ran to receive free food.According to AFP, police officials said the death toll could rise, since at least 15 were critically injured.The community centre event was cancelled after the incident, though it continued at the 10 other locations.

Bangladesh: At least ten killed in Chittagong ritual stampede *GRAPHIC*01:55
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At least ten people died and more than 30 were injured on Monday after a stampede during a crowded religious ritual in Chittagong, Bangladesh’s second-largest city.The rush occurred during a prayer and feast ceremony for former mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury. About 8,000 people were inside and outside the facilities of a community centre, one of the 11 sites where the ritual was being held for Chowdhury.Reportedly, the stampede was caused as grievers, all of them men, ran to receive free food.According to AFP, police officials said the death toll could rise, since at least 15 were critically injured.The community centre event was cancelled after the incident, though it continued at the 10 other locations.

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