Fourteen dead in mosque crush in China's Ningxia region

An injured woman receives medical treatment at a hospital in Xiji Town in Guyuan, in Ningxia region, on 7 January 2014 The stampede happened in Xiji town in Guyuan, Ningxia region

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Fourteen people have been killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in China's northwest Ningxia region, according to state media.

It happened as traditional food was being handed out at an event to commemorate a religious leader, Xinhua news agency said.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the stampede in Xiji town, 60km (35 miles) west of Guyuan city.

Four of the injured were in critical condition, the reports said.

The incident is said to have occurred at about 13:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Sunday.

Images from the scene after the stampede showed clothes and shoes scattered on the ground.

The Hui ethnic group - who mostly inhabit the region - are one of a number of Muslim minority groups in China.

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