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18 dead in a stampede at the funeral of a spiritual leader in Mumbai, Indian news reports say

Media reports say 18 people have been killed in a stampede in Mumbai as tens of thousands gathered to mourn the death of a spiritual leader in India's financial capital.

Press Trust of India news agency says at least 40 other people were injured early Saturday when mourners thronged the home of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the head of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.He died Friday at the age of 102.

Indian TV stations also reported the stampede.

Police officers in Mumbai were not immediately available to confirm the reports.