Over 80 hurt as mouse sparks Casablanca mosque crush

 A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Rabat: A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

The incident occurred in the city`s Hassan II mosque, which was packed during evening prayers Tuesday, the holiest night of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, MAP said.

"Eighty-one people, mostly women, suffered light injuries and fractures while some of them fainted," it said.

The panic broke out after a woman raised the alarm over the mouse, sparking a sudden exodus of screaming worshippers.

Among those needing treatment was a pregnant woman who suffered a double fracture in the leg and has been kept under surveillance in hospital.