January 7, 2020 / 12:03 PM / 7 months ago

Iran says death toll in funeral stampede reaches 40: Fars

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday a stampede among mourners during the funeral ceremony for slain commander Qassem Soleimani has reached 40, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, citing an emergency services official.

“So far 40 people were killed and 213 others were wounded in the incident,” the official told Fars.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Edmund Blair

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