More deaths in Iran as 56 killed, 196 injured in stampede during Soleimani’s burial procession

Not fewer that 56 people were killed in a stampede that erupted in the Iranian city of Kerman at the funeral procession for the military commander assassinated in an air strike by the United States, according to officials.
Iranian state TV said that 56 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the stampede, citing security sources.

Earlier, the head of the country’s emergency services, Pirhossein Koolivand, told state television that “190 were injured” due to “overcrowding”.
The injured were immediately transferred to the hospital, he added.

Initial videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road, others shouting and trying to help them.
Hundreds of thousands of people had gathered in the small city of Kerman for the burial of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, who was assassinated on Friday near the international airport of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
The burial was po

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