BSS-11 10 killed, 50 injured in stampede at Mohiuddin Chy’s qulkhawani

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10 killed, 50 injured in stampede at Mohiuddin Chy’s qulkhawani

CHITTAGONG, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) – At least ten people were killed and 50
others injured in a stampede at the Qulkhawani of former mayor of Chittagong
City Corporation (CCC) ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury here this afternoon.

Of the injured, the condition of six persons are stated to be critical,
Zahirul Islam, In-Charge of Chittagong Medical College Hospital police
outpost told BSS.

Officials said they feared the death toll could rise.

At least 25 people were brought to CMCH in critical condition, where ten
people succumbed to their injuries, Zahirul added.

The incident took place at Rima Community Centre in city’s Askhadigi area,
one of the 14 places where the Qulkhawani was specially organised for the
Hindu, Buddhist, Christen and other minority communities.

Identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.

The three-time elected Mayor of Chittagong and President of City Awami
League (AL) ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury died on Friday at the age of 74.

BSS/MAM/ARS/1606 hrs