Tehran, Iran, November 13
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Five Iranian pilgrims died in Iraq on various occasions during the past few days, IRNA news agency reported November 13.
On one occasion, three elderly Iranians died in a crush in Kut, Wasit Province of Iraq on November 11.
Iranians are visiting Iraq in large numbers for the religious observance of Arbaeen, a Shia mourning held annually in Karbala.
The report added that currently measures are underway to take the three bodies back to their homeland.
Elsewhere, two Iranian pilgrims died on November 8 in a car accident.
According to the report, the two were replacing the flat tire of their van parked by the road when a pickup full of LPG cylinders collided with them.
The spokesman of Iran’s Central Staff on Arbaeen Hamid Reza Goudarzi said during the past few days 1.2 million Iranians have left the country for Iraq to attend the mourning rite.