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At least 22 people killed in stampede during charity handout in Bangladesh

An elderly woman grieves next dead bodies at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in the town of Mymensingh, 115 kilometers (70 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 10, 2015.  The victims died on a stampede when hundreds of people stormed the home of a businessman for a charity handout during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, police said. (AP Photo/Jahangir Kabir Jewel)

An elderly woman grieves next dead bodies at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in the town of Mymensingh, 115 kilometers (70 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 10, 2015. The victims died on a stampede when hundreds of people stormed the home of a businessman for a charity handout during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, police said. (AP Photo/Jahangir Kabir Jewel)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Bangladesh say at least 22 people have been killed in a stampede during a charity handout during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Police officer Kamrul Islam says another 30 people have been injured early Friday in Mymensingh, a town north of the capital, Dhaka.

Islam says that hundreds of people had gathered outside the home of a local businessman and they stormed in when the gates were opened to collect free clothing.

Stampedes are common at religious places and during charity handouts in South Asian countries.