Mouse sparks a stampede at a Moroccan mosque – 80 injured

A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

The incident occurred in the city’s Hassan II mosque, which was packed during evening prayers on Tuesday, the holiest night of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, MAP said.
Islamic prayer rugs near the Hassan II Mosque for the faithful in Casablanca
“Eighty-one people, mostly women, suffered light injuries and fractures while some of them fainted,” it said.

The panic broke out after a woman raised the alarm over the mouse, sparking a sudden exodus of screaming worshippers.

Among those needing treatment was a pregnant woman who suffered a double fracture in the leg and has been kept under surveillance in hospital.

81 people injured as mouse sighting in mosque causes panic

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