The tragedy ended with a massive religious festival: dozens of people died in a stampede
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. This is reported by local television stations on Tuesday, September 10.
It is noted that this is not the final figures, the number of victims could rise sharply. According to various estimates, the number of dead could reach 100 people.
According to preliminary data, the collapsed part of the pedestrian crossing, which both gathered a large number of people.
Shiite Muslims these days celebrate Ashura – a day of remembrance of the martyrs. Believers hold mourning ceremonies in the memory of Imam Hussein who was martyred along with his 72 companions in the battle of Karbala in southern Iraq in the year 680 of our era. Every year to this city for funeral processions arrive several million pilgrims.
Earlier it was reported that a terrible incident happened during a holiday in Sri Lanka. Monday, September 9, in the Sri Lankan capital city of Kotte during traditional religious processions two elephants went out of control and started to rebel.
For unknown reasons, the animals got scared and ran down the street filled with people. People scattered, people riding on an elephant, fell and was almost trampled. This behavior has led to the fact that at least 17 people received injuries of varying severity. Now they are receiving necessary medical care.
It should say that it is not known which so frightened the animal and caused his aggressive behavior. A holiday in this country is held annually. A procession of dozens of dancers, musicians and elephants adorned with leaves the temple and goes through the streets to the delight of thousands of spectators.
We will remind, the misfortune befell on the popular Russian resort area for black smoke to the heavens, hellish footage of the incident.
As reported Politeka, a powerful bomb exploded in the popular resort of Ukrainians in panic.
Politeka also wrote that the five-storey building collapsed in Russia: people buried alive under the rubble, shots of emergency.