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14 Killed in China Mosque Stampede

6 January 2014

Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China, a state news agency said on Monday. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua news agency said. It said that people at the mosque were handing out traditional cakes during an event to commemorate a religious figure. Another 10 people were hospitalized, four of them in critical condition, Xinhua said. Ningxia is the home of China’s Muslim Hui ethnic minority.—AP