7 Jan 2020

Dozens killed in stampede at Soleiman burial in Iran

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

At least 56 people have been killed and more than 213 injured in a stampede, during the funeral of the Iranian General who was killed by a US drone strike on Friday.

Massive crowds gathered to pay tribute to Commander Soleimani – and the burial was delayed until this evening due to the fatalities.

It comes as the European Union’s diplomatic chief voiced concern at Tehran’s latest step away from the 2015 nuclear deal.

The general’s death continues to ripple through the region, with the US and its allies on alert for retaliation.