DEADLY

At Least 23 Dead in Bangladesh Stampede

At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after a stampede broke out during a clothing charity handout on Friday, police said. Hundreds of people convened on a chewing tobacco factory compound in northern city of Mymensingh for the free clothing, local police chiefs said. The well-intentioned act was a part of a tradition to distribute charity to the poor during Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Mymensingh police chief Moinul Haque estimated the number of those injured was more than 50. Police arrested the owner of the factory and six others.