14 killed in China mosque stampede

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Associated Press

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 2:34 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China, a state news agency said Monday.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua News Agency said. It 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.

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