Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Stampede for Jakat clothes kills 3

Two female and a child were trampled to death and 10 people injured while handing out zakat clothes among the destitute by a private organisation at Kathpotti in the district town on Friday. Two of the deceased were identified as Firoza, 55, and Nupur, 25, hailed from Palashpur area in the town.

Gaza death toll nears 800

Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip. "Many have been killed – including women and children, as well as U.N. staff," he said in a statement. "Circumstances are still unclear. I strongly condemn this act."