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More than a dozen die in stampede at religious event in China

By Mayra Cuevas
January 5, 2014 -- Updated 2323 GMT (0723 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 14 people die in a religious stampede in northwestern China; 10 people are injured
  • People were celebrating religious event, and an investigation has been started

(CNN) -- A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.

The incident is still under investigation, but Xinhua's initial report said the stampede occurred during the handing out of food at an event to commemorate a late religious figure in a mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

The injured victims were hospitalized. Four people are in critical condition, Xinhua reported.

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