January 7, 2020 / 2:48 PM / 11 days ago

Death toll in Iranian funeral stampede rises to 50: ISNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - The death toll in a stampede during a funeral for an Iranian commander killed in a U.S. drone strike rose to 50 on Tuesday, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported.

The news agency was quoting the coroner’s office for Kerman province, Abbas Amian. The funeral was taking place in the city of Kerman, the hometown of General Qassem Soleimani.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Edmund Blair

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