15 Afghan killed in stampede near Pakistan consulate

JALALABAD (HRNW) – At least 15 afghan were killed Wednesday in a stampede in an Afghan football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas at a nearby Pakistan consulate, officials said.

Many people were trampled at the stadium in the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, with 10 women and three men injured, provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told reporters.

Provincial hospital spokesman Zaher Adel also confirmed the death toll.

Nangarhar provincial council member Naser Kamawal gave a higher toll of 15 dead and 15 injured.


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