Stampede in a mosque in china, 14 died: Xinhua

2014-01-05 22:09:01 | Al Muslim News
Stampede in a mosque in china, 14 died: Xinhua

 

Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede during a gathering at a mosque in northwest China´s Ningxia region, state media reported. The stampede occurred at the time during the traditional food distribution to people attending an event to commemorate a late religious leader, Xinhua news agency said, citing the local government. The injured were shifted to hospital, where four were reported in critical condition, the brief report said. An investigation was under way into the cause of the stampede at the mosque in Xiji town, some 320 kilometres (200 miles) northwest of Xian. Ningxia region is home to the Chinese-speaking Hui minority, who are mostly Muslim. (AFP).

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