Eighteen people died, majority of them due to suffocation; and forty persons were injured in a stampede ensuing when throngs of thousands of people gathered to pay their last respects to Dr. Sayyedna.
Followers of Dr. Sayyedna Burhanuddin had gathered in lacs to pay their last respects after his death was announced on Friday, 17 January.
People flocked in thousands to his residence in the late hours of the evening and this led to suffocation since the by-lanes leading to the venue were very narrow. This resulted in suffocation resulting the death of 18 people and later facilitated a stampede, injuring many.
The Doctors confirmed that the reason of death was primarily suffocation as people took unconscious and fell on each other. The injured have been admitted to the Saifee Hospital.