A stampede at a religious gathering in southern Pakistan has killed at least 29 women and children.
More than 70 people were injured in the stampede, which occurred on Sunday after a Sunni Muslim ceremony in Karachi celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. At least 20-thousand women and their children attended the ceremony.
Local officials and witnesses said the stampede began after a girl fell down in the middle of a crowd leaving a mosque. They said a woman bent down to pick up the girl, causing others behind to trip over her.
Dozens of unconscious women and children were sent to nearby hospitals.