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Two women killed in stampede during ration distribution in Karachi

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KARACHI: In an awful incident on Monday, two poor women were killed and many others fainted when stampede occurred during distribution of ration among deserving people in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area this morning.

Reports said the stampede occurred due to mismanagement and mishandling in a marriage hall near NIPA Chowrangi where food items were being distributed by few affluent people ahead of the holy month of Ramazan.

Police and rescue workers said more than a dozen were injured as a result of stampede and scores fainted. They were rushed to hospital where two of them were pronounced dead.

A similar stampede killed 18 women and children in Karachi when charity workers were handing out free flour to the needy in a congested building at Jodia Bazar area in September 2009.

Asad Haroon
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