At least 31 people have been killed and dozens injured in result of panic and disorder on the eve of Ashur in the Iraqi city of Karbala.

According to international media reports, the incident occurred in the city of Karbala, 100 km south of the capital, Baghdad, where a large number of people tried to pass a small passage at once and the passage collapsed which caused the death of at least 31 people.

Iraqi Ministry of Health spokesman Saif al-Badr confirmed the death of 16 people, saying more than 70 were injured.


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