Six mourners die due to suffocation during Ashura procession

SUKKUR: At least six people suffocated to death during the procession of Muharram in Rohri near Sukkur on late night.

Three of them were identified as Dil Sher from Kashmore, Hasan Ali from Local Board Sukkur, and Mansoor from Mehrabpur. The identity of other three yet to be ascertained, local police said on Monday.

Thousands of mourners from all over Sindh participated in a mourning procession in Rohri on  Sunday to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala. Strict security measures had been adopted throughout the route of the procession to prevent any untoward incident.

Thousands of mourners from different parts of Sindh had reached Rohri on 8th Muharram, where they remained busy in mourning throughout the night between 8th and 9th Muharram.

In early morning of 9th Muharram, the mourning procession emerged from Masjid Shah-i-Iraq in the Karbala ground. The procession after reaching Mando Khabar stayed there till afternoon.

Then it resumed its journey through Shahi Bazaar, Dhak Road, Wichoro Chowk and Haider Shah Haqani Muhalla and ended at Karbala ground.

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