China Temple Stampede Kills 14


A religious temple was the scene of a stampede that killed 14 people and injured 10 others in northwestern China Sunday.

According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the stampede occurred during a ceremony commemorating a deceased religious figure at a temple and killed 14 attendees. The ceremony includes the handing out of traditional food to attendees, and it was during the distribution of this food that the stampede broke out, reportedly.

The site of the mishap was a temple in Guyuan city in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China.

Besides the 14 killed people in the stampede, four temple-goers were left in critical condition and six other Chinese were treated in hospital, Xinhua reported.

By Day Blakely Donaldson



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