In Iraq, at least 31 pilgrims have been killed at a person of the most sacred websites in Shia Islam throughout Ashoura, an occasion which marks the dying of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

Thousands and thousands of pilgrims had gathered in Karbala but a stampede happened in the course of the ritual operate towards the shrine.

The government fears the range of useless could increase but has promised much better conditions for the event.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Karbala.