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Stampede at Maymensing clothes handout kills 25

At least 25 people have been killed in a stampede during a handout of free clothes in the northern Bangladeshi city of Mymensingh, police said. The stampede erupted on Friday when hundreds of people tried to force their way into a factory compound through a small gate after massing outside the building before dawn, local police chiefs told the AFP news agency. [caption id="attachment_18023" align="alignright" width="643"]-Mymensing Stampede Photo Courtesy: Prothom Alo[/caption] “We have so far recovered 23 bodies. Most of the dead are p...