SOME 18 people are though to have been killed and more than 40 injured in a stampede at a funeral in Mumbai, India.

Officials said the incident happened when thousands of mourners gathered at the home of a Muslim spiritual leader who died on Friday.

It is believed that people were crushed after the gates of the house where the body of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin was being kept were closed.

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Last October, 115 people were crushed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.