Six deceased, dozens unconscious of suffocation during Muharram procession in Rohri

Three of the deceased have been identified; all moved to local hospital


Our Correspondent August 08, 2022
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ROHRI:

Six mourners passed away due to suffocation and dozens were rendered unconscious during the 9th Muharram procession in the city of Rohri, Sindh.

According to Edhi sources, three of the six deceased mourners who passed away during an attempt to pay homage to martyrs of Karbala have been identified. They include Dil Sher, son of Morzada and a resident of Guddu, Hasan Pathan, a resident of Sukkur Local Board, and Mansoor, son of Bashir Ahmed and a resident of Halani.

Rescue aid sources stated that the dead and injured were shifted to Taluka Hospital, following which a large number of people also reached the hospital.

Processions and security

Strict security measures are being taken across the country as mourners observe the 9th of Muharram with due solemnity and sanctity in memory of the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Processions are being taken out in all small and large cities across the country. Meanwhile, the government has deployed police, rangers and army personnel as part of security measures across the country, especially in sensitive areas.

Mobile networks have been suspended in most areas across the country and internet service has also been disrupted in sensitive areas to ensure foolproof security as the country has seen a raft of attacks at imambargahs and processions in the past.

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