China: 14 killed in stampede during religious gathering

Last Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 05:26

Beijing: Fourteen people were killed and 10 others injured in a stampede during a religious gathering in northwest China`s Ningxia Hui autonomous region Sunday, authorities said.
The stampede occurred at 1 pm during the process of handing out traditional religious food to attendees at a event to commemorate a late religious figure in a mosque in Ningxia`s Xiji town of Guyuan city, Xinhua reported.
The injured were hospitalised immediately, with four in critical condition. Investigation is underway.

IANS

First Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 05:26

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