Thursday, September 01, 2005

Baghdad Stampede

In the midst of a major disaster here at's all too easy to miss a tragic story like this one:
Stampede in Baghdad Kills Over 800 Shiite Pilgrims
BAGHDAD, Sept.1 -- Rumors of a suicide bomber sowed panic among thousands of Shiite Muslim pilgrims Wednesday on a bridge over the Tigris River in Baghdad, triggering a stampede in which many jumped into the turbid river or fell to their deaths on sidewalks and a children's playground below.
(By Ellen Knickmeyer and Naseer Nouri, The Washington Post)


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