Mumbai stampede: At least 18 people die at Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s funeral
At least 18 die and 50 are injured in a stampede at an Ismaili Shias leader’s funeral in Mumbai.
Local officials say the incident happened when thousands of mourners gathered at the home of Muslim spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin who died on Friday.
Reports suggest people were crushed after the gates of the house where the body of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin were kept were closed.
The leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community died aged 102.
The deceased leader’s funeral is expected later on Saturday.
Hundreds of people across India have died in similar tragedies in recent years.
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