35 people killed, 48 injured in stampede at funeral procession for Iranian general Soleimani

Coffins of General Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession in the city of Kerman, Iran (Erfan Kouchari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Thirty-five people have been killed and 48 injured in a stampede that erupted at a funeral procession for an Iranian general killed in a US air strike, Iran state TV said.

The online report said the incident happened in Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani’s home town of Kerman, in south-eastern Iran.

It quoted the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying there had been people injured and killed.

A procession in Tehran on Monday drew more than one million people on Monday in the Iranian capital, crowding both main thoroughfares and side streets.

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