Stampede kills 18 women, children in Pakistani city of Karachi
About 18 people including women and children were killed during a free food distribution in Pakistan.
A stampede killed 18 women and children when charity workers handed out free food to the needy in a crowded neighborhood located in Karachi today evening (Monday) , police said.
‘We have talked to the officials in city hospitals who have confirmed to us that at least 18 women and children have died in the stampede and dozens others have been injured,’ Karachi city police chief Wasim Ahmed told reporters.
‘The deaths were caused by suffocation and stampede in one of the most congested localities of Khori Garden, where a charity workers were4 distributing free food and free flour among hundreds of women and children during Ramazan,’ he added.
- Asian Tribune -