At least 35 people killed in stampede at Iranian General’s funeral targeted by the US


A stampede formed at the funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a US air strike last week, killing at least 35 people and injuring 48 others.

The stampede took place in Kerman, the home town of Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani, as the procession got under way. Videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road.

The streets of the southeastern city were packed with mourners for the funeral of Republican Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in his hometown.

Soleimani’s death has sparked calls across Iran for revenge against America for a killing that has drastically raised tensions across the Middle East.

-Noah Harte