Mumbai: 18 dead in stampede as people pay homeage to Burhanuddin

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18 dead in Mumbai stampede
Mumbai, Jan 18: At least 18 people were killed and 48 injured in a stampede that broke out early Saturday near the Malabar Hill residence of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who passed away Friday morning, officials said.

Thousands had gathered to pay homeage to the spiritual leader.

The injured have been rushed to four hospitals in south Mumbai. The Syedna passed away here yesterday at 102. His followers had started thronging his residence at the Hill after learning of his death.

He was honoured with highest civilian titles like the Star of Jordan and Order of the Nile by the respective governments of Jordan and Egypt.

People from over 40 nations arrived in Mumbai to pay their last respects to the spiritual leader.


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