Bangladesh Ramadan crowd crush 14/05/2018


CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A stampede on Monday by thousands of poor villagers outside the home of a businessman distributing alms ahead of Ramadan killed at least 10 women and injured about 50 people, police in southeast Bangladesh said.

Nearly 20,000 people gathered at the Kaderia Moinul Ulum Dakhil Madrassa to receive the Ramadan 2018 materials. The stampede took place as too many people pushed against each other to get the first delivery of the food items, Xinhua news agency reported citing police officials.

At least 10 women were killed and several others injured in a stampede and heatstroke today as thousands of people had gathered to collect Iftar essentials at a village in Bangladesh’s Chattogram district.

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