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At Least Six Killed In Stampede At Pakistani Protest


A supporter of Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf opposition party, victim of a stampede, gets medical treatment at a local hospital in Multan, Pakistan 10 October 2014.

At least six people have been killed and more than 40 injured during an antigovernment rally in the Pakistani city of Multan.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan addressed the rally in Multan on October 10, pressing his demand for Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Shari to resign.

The stampede occurred as people were leaving a stadium where the event was being held.

Local medical officials said at least 42 people had been taken to the hospital.

Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri led a weekslong protest in Islamabad in August and September demanding that Sharif leave office.

Both say Sharif rigged the 2013 election that brought him to power.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP
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