“Unfortunately,” 32 people died and injured 190 in funeral of Iran general

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Tehran:  A stampede at the funeral for a top Iranian general killed 32 people and injured 190 on Tuesday in the southeastern city of Kerman, state television reported. “Unfortunately because of overcrowding 32 of our citizens lost their lives in the procession and 190 were injured,” the head of the country’s emergency services, Pirhossein Koolivand, told the channel. The injured were immediately transferred to hospital, he added. AFP correspondents in Kerman said the streets of the southeastern city were packed with mourners for the funeral of Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in his hometown.