Reports have it that a stampede has erupted at a funeral procession for Iranian military chief, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a U.S. airstrike last Thursday.
According to Iranian State TV, an unspecified number of people have been killed or injured in the incident which occurred in Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman, in southeastern Iran.
The TV quoted the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, saying there had been people injured and killed. He did not offer any casualty figures. A procession in Tehran on Monday drew over one million people in the Iranian capital, crowding both main thoroughfares and side streets.