Pakistan: A stampede broke out during the distribution of free flour in Karachi city of Pakistan on Friday. During this eight women and three children died. A total of 11 people have died. The incident took place in the Sindh Industrial Trading Estate area of Karachi. Karachi Police has arrested 7 people in this case.
had put his foot on the electric wire, then there was a stampede
According to PTI, SSP Amirullah said that two persons had stepped on the electric wire. Due to this he died. There was a stampede after this accident. During this a wall fell, under which many people were buried. While some people fell into the nearby drain.
So far 22 people have died in the stampede.
In fact, the Shahbaz Sharif government has launched a scheme to distribute free flour across the country at the beginning of the month of Ramzan. Thousands of people gather at these centres. After the Karachi incident, now the number of people who lost their lives in the free flour stampede in Pakistan has gone up to 22.
Pakistan: 11 killed in stampede during Zakat, ration distribution at Karachi factory
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