Death toll exceeds 50 at Qassem Soleimani funeral   - [color=red]UPDATED-2 [/color]
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  • 17:58 07 January 2020

Death toll exceeds 50 at Qassem Soleimani funeral - UPDATED-2

The number of dead and injured in a stampede that erupted at the funeral procession for general slain last week in a US strike Qassem Soleimani exceeded 50, according the emergency medical service of Iran, ONA's Tehran Bureau reports.

 

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The number of dead and injured in a stampede that erupted at the funeral procession for general slain last week in a US strike, continue increasing, ONA's Tehran Bureau reports.

The emergency medical service of Iran reported that the death toll has risen to 40, with 213 injured.

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35 people were killed and 48 were injured in a stampede that erupted at the funeral procession for general slain last week in a US strike, ONA's Tehran Bureau reports.

The incident happened in Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman, in southeastern Iran.

 

 

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Several mourners have died in a stampede at the burial ceremony of Qassem Soleimani, held in Iran city of Kerman, said Iran’s Emergency Medical Services director Pir Hossein Kulivan, ONA’s Tehran bureau reports.

It has not been confirmed how many people died in the stampede.

P. Kulivand also stated some people injured as a result of the incident.

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