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14 Killed in China Stampede

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Guyuan municipality in China's northwest Ningxia region

Guyuan municipality in China's northwest Ningxia region

Chinese state media are reporting that 14 people have been killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a religious ceremony in northwest China.

The official Xinhua news agency reported Monday that the stampede occurred as food was being handed out at a commemoration for a religious figure at a mosque in the Guyuan municipality in the northwest Ningxia region.

Four of those injured are in critical condition at a local hospital.

The Ningxia region is home to a large population of China's Hui Muslim ethnic group.
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