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Iran TV: 35 killed in stampede at funeral for slain general

Funeral for slain general
Posted at 5:17 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 07:37:12-05

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television says 35 people have been killed and 48 others injured in a stampede that erupted at a funeral procession for a general slain in a U.S. airstrike.

The TV says the stampede erupted in Kerman, the hometown of Gen. Qassem Soleimani where the procession was underway on Tuesday.

A procession in Tehran on Monday drew over 1 million people in the Iranian capital, crowding both main thoroughfares and side streets in Tehran.