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Eight Women Killed in Stampede for Ramadan Alms in Mauritania

Eight women were trampled to death in a stampede to receive alms being distributed by a charity in Mauritania ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, hospital sources and the event's organizer said on Thursday. A large crowd had gathered on Wednesday to receive the equivalent of around $30 per person that was to be handed out by wealthy businessman Zeine Abidine Ould Cheikh Ahmed in the capital Nouakchott. Mohamed Mahmoud Issa, the director of Ould Cheikh Ahmed's charity...

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