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Iran: Stampede At General Qasem Soleimani’s Funeral Procession; 35 Killed, 48 Injured

Initial videos that appeared online showed some people lying on the street frantically, while others were seen screaming and helping

Mumbai: At least 35 people were killed and 48 others were injured in a stampede for the funeral of General Kasem Soleimani, who was killed in a US airstrike last week.

According to Iranian state television, the stampede was reported in the southeastern city of Karaman, the hometown of General Soleimani.

“Many civilians who joined the funeral procession were injured and many lost their lives,” Pirhosin Coolivand, head of the National Emergency Service, told the channel.

“Many civilians who joined the funeral procession were injured and many lost their lives,” Pirhosin Coolivand, head of the National Emergency Service, told the channel.

Initial videos that appeared online showed some people lying on the street frantically, while others were seen screaming and helping.

The agencies reported that mourners in Karaman were bereft of blood to avenge the assassination of Major General Qasim Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the US drone attack.

They were shouted “No compromise, no submission, revenge!” As they tried to catch sight of the casket containing the remains of Soleimani.

A procession in Tehran yesterday attracted more than a million people to the Iranian capital.

The assassination of General Kasem Soleimani was ordered by US President Donald Trump. He was killed in a US drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport on Friday, escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had vowed “severe revenge” following the Soleimani’s killing, which left the Islamic republic in shock.

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