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9 killed in Chattogram stampede

The victims thronged there for iftar items

WT24 Desk

The deaths occurred as people gathered at a madrasa field in Nalua Union’s Gatiadanga on Monday afternoon, said police and a local representative.

Nalua Union Parishad Chairperson Taslima Akhtar told bdnews24.com that KSRM steel factory authorities distribute materials for preparing iftar to locals in need every year before Ramadan.

Nearly 20,000 gathered at the madrasa field on Monday to receive the iftar materials. “We have received news that eight people have been killed in the jostling and heat of the crowd.”

“People have died due to heat stroke among the crowd,” Chattogram Additional Superintendent of Police (South) Emran Bhuiyan told this correpondent .

“We have found eight bodies so far.” The dead have yet to be identified, police officials say. this corespondent yet to receive a statement from the KSRM authorities.

 

 

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