BREAKING: Stampede At Soleimani Funeral Kills At Least 40 People
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According to Fox News, at least 40 are reported dead after a deadly stampede at the funeral for Qassem Soleimani, the general who Trump killed last week in a U.S. airstrike.
Not a mass shooting. Not a bombing. Not another airstrike.
They literally trampled each other to death.
I don't know about you, but that seems like a very unproductive way to hold a funeral procession, doesn't it?
Here's the report from Fox News:
The gory episode in Soleimani's hometown of Kerman, which also reportedly left more than 200 injured, came as the U.S. Maritime Administration is warning ships across the Middle East to be on alert for possible retaliatory attacks from Iran.
“Unfortunately as a result of the stampede, some of our compatriots have been injured and some have been killed during the funeral processions," Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, told state media.
The cause of the stampede was not immediately clear. Videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road and others shouting and trying to help them — and the incident has now delayed Soleimani’s funeral services.
Here's a graphic video that shows some of the carnage:
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