14 killed in stampede in NW China

Updated: 2014-01-06 06:23


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BEIJING - 14 people were killed and ten peole injured in a stampede during a religious gathering in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Sunday afternoon, according to the local government.

The stampede occurred at one o'clock pm during the process of handing out traditional religious food to attendees at an event to commemorate a late religious figure in a mosque in Ningxia's Xiji Town of Guyuan city.

The injured were hospitalized immediately, with four in critical condition. Investigation is underway.