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Dozens killed in stampede at Iranian commander’s funeral

Soleimani’s burial delayed after deadly stampede at his funeral

At least 40 were killed and 213 injured after a stampede at Qasem Soleimani’s funeral today, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reports.

Soleimani’s body was due to be buried today, but Press TV reported the burial has been delayed because of the massive crowds. 

Here’s what it looks like on the ground:

A portrait of Qasem Soleimani hangs on a hospital in Kerman, Iran, where victims are being treated after a stampede broke out during Soleimani's funeral on Tuesday. Credit: Atta Kenare//AFP via Getty Images
A portrait of Qasem Soleimani hangs on a hospital in Kerman, Iran, where victims are being treated after a stampede broke out during Soleimani’s funeral on Tuesday. Credit: Atta Kenare//AFP via Getty Images
Relatives of stampede victims wait outside Bahonar hospital in Kerman. Credit: Attar Kenare/AFP via Getty Images)
Relatives of stampede victims wait outside Bahonar hospital in Kerman. Credit: Attar Kenare/AFP via Getty Images)

source:cnn.com

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