Stampede kills 32 at funeral for Iran general killed by US
By NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television says 32 people have been killed and 190 others injured in a stampede that erupted at a funeral procession for a general slain in a U.S. airstrike.
The TV says the stampede erupted in Kerman, the hometown of Gen. Qassem Soleimani where the procession was underway on Tuesday.
A procession in Tehran on Monday drew over 1 million people in the Iranian capital.
Also on Tuesday, the U.S. warned ships across Mideast waterways crucial to global energy supplies there’s the “possibility of Iranian action against U.S. maritime interests” in the region.
The U.S. Maritime Administration cited rising threats after an American drone strike in Baghdad killed Soleimani.