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10 women killed in stampede, heatstroke while collecting Iftar items in Bangladesh

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

At least 10 women were killed and several others injured in a and heatstroke today as thousands of people had gathered to collect essentials at a village in Bangladesh's district.

The incident took place in front of a madrassa playground at Satkania Upazila, (DC) Elius Hossain said, said.

Around 35000 people had gathered at the madrassa field to collect saris and cash being distributed by the authorities of a

Officials said nine women died on the spot while the other died on the way to hospital.

The primary cause of the death might be heatstroke while one or two of them might have died in a stampede, officials said.

A five-member committee has been set up to probe the incident. additional district magistrate will lead the probe committee.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:06 IST