January 7, 2020
Is this too some kind of Jewish plot?
More than 30 people have been killed in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of a top commander killed in a US drone strike, Iranian media report.
The deaths led to the postponement of Qasem Soleimani’s interment. A new time will be announced later, officials say.
Soleimani is being laid to rest in his hometown of Kerman, with millions already estimated to have packed the streets for funeral processions.
It is unclear what caused the stampede in Kerman, south-eastern Iran, but vast numbers of people were in the streets ahead of Soleimani’s burial, first set for Tuesday morning.
The exact death toll is unconfirmed – one emergency official put it at 32 while another said it was 40. Nearly 200 people are also said to have been injured.
I’m well aware of the Islamic tendency to break into stampedes.
But doing it at a funeral like this is curious.