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14 dead after stampede at China mosque

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January 5, 2014: An injured woman receives medical treatment at a hospital in Xiji Town of Guyuan, northwest China's Ningxia region. China's Xinhua News Agency said Monday that 14 people were killed in a stampede at a mosque in the country’s north and 10 other people were injured in the incident in Guyuan. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Ran)

Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China, a state news agency said Monday.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua News Agency said. It people at the mosque were handing out traditional cakes during an event to commemorate a religious figure.

Another 10 people were hospitalized, four of them in critical condition, Xinhua said.

Ningxia is the home of China's Muslim Hui ethnic minority.