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India Stampede Kills 18

A pre-dawn stampede killed more than a dozen people Saturday as thousands of Indian Muslims joined the funeral procession of the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.A pre-dawn stampede killed more than a dozen people Saturday as thousands of Indian Muslims joined the funeral procession of the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
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A pre-dawn stampede killed more than a dozen people Saturday as thousands of Indian Muslims joined the funeral procession of the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
A pre-dawn stampede killed more than a dozen people Saturday as thousands of Indian Muslims joined the funeral procession of the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
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Indian officials say a stampede in a has killed 18 people.

Authorities in Mumbai say at least 40 people were also injured in the incident early Saturday outside the home of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.

Burhanuddin died Friday. He was 102 years old.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the stampede. Such events occur frequently in India, and are usually attributed by authorities to poor police crowd control.

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by: AB from: Texas
January 18, 2014 7:39 PM
guys, this is the poorest illogical article written in the history of journalism. Please edit it up or look up the funeral story of syedna on Google and enlighten yourselves and your readers.

The last paragraph is just a 'throw in' by the editor. people from all parts of the world gathered to pay their respects and catch a glimpse of the late Head of the Dawoodi Bohra community w ho passed away on Friday. Due to large number of people (in thousands) gathered at the gates of Syedna's residence in Mumbai, a number of people suffered suffocation in the stampede resulting in 18 deaths.

The article was supposed to be focused on the passing away of Syedna and the approx. 250,000 people that gathered in Mumbai from across the Globe. His Holiness has been welcomed as State Guest to the USA on a number of occasions and the revered Philantropist and Humanitarian was presented with 'The Key of Texas' a few years ago.

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