19 die during urs celebration in Pakistan

July 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) At least 19 people have died in separate incidents of drowning and suffocation in the intense heat during an annual urs celebrations in Pakistan’s Sindh province, Geo News reported Friday.

Six people drowned while bathing in a canal while 13 others were suffocated during the three-day urs celebration of Hazrat Usman Marvendi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town of Sindh’s Jamshoro district.

Tens of thousands of devotees converged from different parts of the country to pay homage to Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar on his 759th annual urs celebrations this year.

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