Multiple deaths after human stampede in Bangladesh
More than 20 people were killed and 50 injured after a stampede broke out at a traditional charity giveaway. Police said they still do not have a final body count.
More than 20 people died in Bangladesh when a crowd of impoverished people, waiting for a clothing giveaway outside a local factory, broke through a small gate and stampeded to reach their hand outs in the town of Mymensingh, around 70 miles (115 km) to the north of Dhaka.
Local media reported around 1,500 people were waiting outside a gate before 5:00 a.m. for a local factory owner to hand out clothes in a traditional charity donation made at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
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Source News: DW