Stampede kills 40 at funeral for slain Iranian general


January 7, 2020 - 9:49 AM

Iranian mourners carry the coffin of General Qasem Soleimani during the funeral procession in the capital. (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A stampede broke out today at a funeral for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike, and at least 40 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, two Iranian news agencies reported.

The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession began.

There was no information as to what had set off the stampede.

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