At least 22 people killed in stampede in Bangladesh

At least 22 people killed in stampede in Bangladesh

At least 22 people were killed in a stampede in central Bangladesh early Friday when hundreds of people stormed the home of a businessman for a charity handout during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, police said.

Another 30 were injured and rushed to a hospital in Mymensingh, a town 115 kilometers (70 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka, said police officer Kamrul Islam.

The crowd gathered outside the businessman’s home around 4 a.m. and stormed in when the gates were opened to collect free clothing, Islam said.

Stampedes are common at religious places and during charity handouts in South Asian countries.

Source: eKantipur