Al-Aaimmah bridge crowd incident 31/08/2005

Iraq stampede deaths near 1,000

Almost 1,000 people are known to have died in a stampede of Shia pilgrims in northern Baghdad, Iraqi health officials have said.

Iraq head defiant after stampede

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari has dismissed calls for government ministers to resign over the deaths of some 1,000 Shia pilgrims in a stampede.

Iraq mourns stampede victims

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Thousands of people have gathered in Baghdad for funerals of the nearly 1,000 Shiite Muslim pilgrims killed in a mass stampede during a religious procession.

Iraq mourns as stampede loss overshadows war

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Funerals for some 1,000 Iraqis killed in a stampede during a religious festival start at dawn across Baghdad on Thursday as the nation mourns a tragedy which has overshadowed the daily bloodshed of war.

A cry of suicide bomber, and 700 perish in Iraq stampede

Iraq was shrouded in mourning last night after more than 700 Shia pilgrims died in a stampede across a Baghdad bridge, in the deadliest incident since the March 2003 invasion.

'They were crying to be rescued. But there was no way to help them. It was survival'

For once, there were no cars rigged with explosives, no men with assault rifles or bomb-filled vests – no proof of malice. The culprit was a combination of panic and the weight of Shia pilgrims crushing against each other.

Baghdad bridge stampede kills 965

BAGHDAD – At least 965 Iraqis were crushed to death or drowned in a stampede on a Baghdad bridge as vast crowds of Shiite pilgrims were sent into panic by rumours of suicide bombers in their midst, AFP reported.

More than 600 killed in Iraq stampede

Hundreds of people have died after a stampede triggered by rumours of a bomber among a massive Iraqi Shia crowd attending a religious ceremony at a shrine in Baghdad.

Hundreds Killed in Iraq Stampede

At least 965 Iraqis have been crushed to death or drowned in a stampede on a Baghdad bridge after rumours of suicide bombers in their midst sent vast crowds of Shia pilgrims into panic.

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