14 killed in stampede during religious gathering in China

Beijing, Jan 6 : 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 p.m. 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 (Posted on 06-01-2014)

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