• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Bangladesh: 10 killed and 50 injured in stampede

By: Eastern Eye Staff

According to a media report, on Monday 10 persons were killed and 50 others were injured  in a stampede in Bangladesh during a funeral rite of a former Chittagong mayor. Chowdhury, the Chittagong Metropolitan Awami League chief, had served the city corporation for 16 years. He died on Friday at the age of 73. The tragedy occurred at the Rima Community Centre, where food was being served mostly for the Hindus as part of the Muslim rite of “Qul-khwani” (prayers for a departed soul) of former mayor and ruling. Thousands of people joined the “Qul-khwani” staged simultaneously at 14 convention…

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