At least 10 people have been killed and 50 others injured in a stampede during the qulkhwani of late former mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury.
The incident took place at Rima Convention Center in Askar Dighirpar in Chittagong on Monday.
The deceased could not be identified yet.
Officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar Police Station Nurul Huda told journalist that the bodies of at least 9 people were recovered from the spot till 1:30 pm and sent those to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
Meanwhile, in-charge of CMCH police outpost Zahirul Islam said another one among the injured died after his admission to the hospital.
“The death toll may rise,” he added.
Marking the qulkhwani of the late former mayor, mezbans were arranged for at least 80,000 people of all communities at 12 places of the port city, including the Rima Convention Center.
Mohiuddin Chowdhury, also the Awami League’s Chittagong unit president, passed away early Friday at Max Hospital in Chittagong at the age of 73.