35 killed in stampede at funeral for slain general, Iranian State TV reports. Chaos ensued at the funeral of the Iranian general after thousands flocked to his home town of Kerman, where he is due to be buried later.
Iranian state TV claimed a stampede had broken out and left 35 people dead and 48 injured.
State TV quoted the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, saying there had been a deadly stampede.
The burial of the general has now been postponed due to the stampede.
It was caused when waves of mourners rushed to the south-eastern Iran town to catch a glimpse of General Soleimani's coffin.