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Stampede at funeral in Mumbai

Published 8:13 AM ET, Sat January 18, 2014
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A large crowd joins a funeral procession for Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, January 18. Police say a predawn stampede killed more than a dozen people as tens of thousands gathered to mourn the death of the Muslim spiritual leader in India's financial capital. Burhanuddin died Friday at the age of 102. Rajanish Kakade/ap
A woman cries near the body of a mourner killed in the stampede. The pandemonium, which injured many others, started after the gates to Burhanuddin's residence were closed, CNN sister network CNN-IBN reported. Rajanish Kakade/ap
A large crowd of people joins the funeral procession. Burhanuddin's funeral will continue as scheduled, CNN-IBN reported. Rajanish Kakade/ap
People cry at the funeral procession. India has seen deadly stampedes at religious events before. Rajanish Kakade/ap
People stretch out their hands toward the body of their spiritual leader. It was unclear what triggered the stampede. PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images
People gather around the coffin of their spiritual leader. Imtiyaz Shaikh / Anadolu Agency/Getty Images