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Stampede for Food Kills 18 in Pakistan

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The stampede in Karachi came during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a traditional time for charitable acts including giving away food.

Pakistan's battered economy, combined with higher than usual prices for staples such as sugar due to alleged hoarding by producers, has made this Ramadan a particularly needy time for the country's largely impoverished population of 175 million.


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