Beijing, 6 January: Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede during a gathering at a mosque in China’s Ningxia region, state media reported today.
The stampede occurred at lunchtime yesterday while traditional food was being handed out to people attending an event to commemorate a late religious leader, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the local government.
The injured were hospitalised, with four in critical condition, the brief report said. Pictures posted Online showed a large crowd, most of them men and many wearing white Islamic caps, standing outside the green mosque, apparently after the incident. Clothes and shoes were scattered on the ground, along with what appeared to be a collapsed section of scaffolding. AFP