Thursday, April 18, 2024

9 Iranian pilgrims die in Iraq ahead of Arbaeen

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society has said 9 Iranian pilgrims have died in the Iraqi city of Karbala where they have converged to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Hossein Koulivand said over 8 thousand pilgrims also sought medical treatment at the Red Crescent centers in Iraq.

The deaths have been blamed on medical. conditions. A number of people have also been taken to hospital.

Millions will converge on Karbala for Arbaeen ceremonies. The Iraqi city is home to the shrine of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.

Many of the pilgrims participating in the mourning rituals are from Iran.

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