11 killed in Ramadan charity distribution ‘stampede’ in Karachi

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Rescue workers basal   astatine  the incidents tract  successful  Karachis SITE country  connected  March 31, 2023. — Photo by author Rescue workers basal astatine the incident's tract successful Karachi's SITE country connected March 31, 2023. — Photo by author

KARACHI: At slightest 11 radical died and respective were injured Friday amid a stampede wrong the premises of a mill astatine the Naurus intersection successful Karachi's SITE area, the latest incidental successful which radical mislaid their lives to question escaped edibles.

The incidental occurred portion radical were gathered astatine a dyeing mill successful the city's concern country to cod ration — which is portion of foundation drives that Karachhites clasp each Ramadan to assistance the needy.

Those killed successful the incidental see 8 women and 3 children, rescue sources and constabulary officials told Geo News.

Google representation highlighting the country wherever the incidental took spot successful Karachi connected March 31, 2023.

Police arrests 7 people

Superintendent of Police (SP) Muhammad Mughees Hashmi, speaking to journalists, said that the country constabulary confirmed that the incidental took spot due to the fact that of a stampede, adding that the section constabulary presumption was not informed anterior to the distribution.

The SP said that 7 radical person been arrested truthful acold and an probe has been initiated.

Fearing that the decease toll is apt to increase, helium revealed that during the stampede h2o enactment besides burst which fueled the situation.

Taking announcement of the unfortunate incident, Sindh Governor Kamran Tesori expressed grief implicit the nonaccomplishment of precious lives. He directed Karachi commissioner to taxable a study immediately.

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