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Burhanuddin's Pre-Cremation Sees Tragic Stampede

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
JANUARY 18, 2014

   
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At least 18 people died and 60 others injured in a stampede ahead of the funeral of spiritual leader Syedna Burhanuddin in Mumbai. The stampede occurred in Malabar Hill area as the people had gathered to pay their last respects. The mishap occurred after the gates to his residence were closed around 1:30 am.


 

 

 

 

The 102-year-old Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin had passed away earlier following a cardiac arrest. Decorated with civilian titles like the Star of Jordan and Order of the Nile by Jordan and Egypt, Syedna also held honourary Doctorates for his role in social and educational development.




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