Death toll rises to 31 in Iraq shrine stampede, likely to increase: ministry

Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr said the toll could rise even further, as another 100 people were injured.
Tuesday 10/09/2019
Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims burn a tent as they re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during a ceremony marking Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, September 10, 2019. (Reuters)
Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims burn a tent as they re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during a ceremony marking Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, September 10, 2019. (Reuters)

At least 31 pilgrims died Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in Iraq's Karbala where they were marking the holy day of Ashura, the health ministry said in a new toll.

Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr said the toll could rise even further, as another 100 people were injured including 10 in critical condition.

(AFP)