A minimum of 15 Afghans killed and greater than a dozen injured as 1000’s gathered to safe visas in Jalalabad metropolis.
A minimum of 15 Afghans have been killed and greater than a dozen injured in a stampede close to the Pakistani consulate in japanese Afghanistan.
The stampede occurred in an open floor the place 1000’s of Afghans had gathered on Tuesday to safe visas from the consulate, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member in japanese Jalalabad metropolis, the place the incident occurred mentioned of the 15 folks lifeless, 11 had been ladies and a number of other senior residents had been wounded.
Two different provincial officers mentioned greater than 3,000 Afghans had congregated to gather tokens wanted to use for a visa to journey to Pakistan.
Officers within the Pakistan embassy weren’t instantly obtainable for remark.