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Death toll of Baghdad bridge stampede nears 1,000

Updated: 2005-09-01 07:51

Iraqis walk over shoes lost during a stampede on a bridge in Baghdad yesterday.  Many of the dead drowned after falling off the bridge in a surge of panic triggered by rumours there were suicide bombers in the crowd. It is by far the deadliest single incident since the US-led war on Iraq. [AFP]

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