At least 31 pilgrims have been killed and around 100 others injured as the result of a stampede during Imam Husayn processions in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
The stampede took place on Tuesday, when thousands of pilgrims were commemorating Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram which coincides with the martyrdom anniversary of the third Imam and grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
According to reports, panic broke out when a walkway collapsed at the heart of the mourning ceremonies near Imam Husayn’s mausoleum.
The ensuing chaos prompted many to run for their lives, causing a deadly stampede.
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