Monday, January 6, 2014

Mosque stampede in China kills 14

 In this Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 photo provided China's Xinhnua News Agency, an injured woman receives medical treatment at a hospital in Xiji Town of Guyuan, northwest China's Ningxia region. — Photo by AP

From DAWN.

Mosque stampede in China kills 14

BEIJING: Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China, a state news agency said Monday.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua News Agency said.

People at the mosque were handing out traditional cakes during an event to commemorate a religious figure.

Another 10 people were hospitalised, four of them in critical condition, Xinhua said.

Ningxia is the home of China's Muslim Hui ethnic minority.

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