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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Stampede kills at least 15 Afghans seeking visas to enter Pakistan” – below is their description.
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-10-21/Stampede-kills-at-least-15-Afghans-seeking-visas-to-enter-Pakistan-UMetbSEwLu/index.html At least 15 people seeking visas to enter Pakistan were trampled to death in a stampede in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Thousands of Afghans had gathered to apply for Pakistan visa. The Pakistani Consulate in Nangarhar was closed for almost eight months due to COVID-19.CGTN YouTube Channel
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