31 pilgrims were on Tuesday killed during the Ashura-a commemoration in the Iraqi city of Karbala. They were in a large crowd, were crushed to death and run over, and after a foot path, in part, was destroyed.
According to the U.s. department of Health, there are more than one hundred injured, in some cases.
The incident took place near the Imam Hoesseinmoskee, which is about 100 miles south-west of the capital, Baghdad, is situated. A lot of muslim pilgrims during Ashura, a procession to the mosque.
Due to the massive influx of people dumped a foot path and people are in a panic, fled. In the melee that ensued, were the victims of the extortion, or they were overrun.
During Ashura, on the tenth day of the first month of the islamic calendar, to commemorate the sunni muslims and the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt under the leadership of the prophet Musa (Moses in Bible).
Among the victims were actually shiites, who are in the mosque had gathered at the martyr’s death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Mohammed, to whom the house of worship was named to commemorate him.
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