Shi'ite pilgrims gather during the religious festival of Ashura in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq September 10, 2019. Image Credit: Reuters

At least 31 pilgrims died on Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in Iraq's Karbala where they were marking Ashura.

The deaths were caused by a stampede. Ministry spokesman Saif Al Badr said the toll could rise even further, as another 100 people were injured including 10 in critical condition.