IRAN: Dozens Killed During General’s Funeral

At least 32 people were killed and another 160 injured yesterday in Iran when a stampede broke out during the funeral procession for slain general Qasem Soleimani.

Iranian TV reports that when the procession reached Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman, the streets became so crowded congested that many mourners were stampeded to death. As a result, authorities decided to delay Soleimani’s burial over concerns about the crowd.

More than one million people flooded the streets of Tehran during the procession vowing revenge for Soleimani’s death and shouting “death to America.” Later, Iran’s Parliament passed a bill approving $220 million to its Quds Force to revenge the killing. (USA Today)