On March 3, 31 people have died in Pakistan, where the economy is in turmoil and prices continue to rise, when people flooded into charitable activities to distribute cash, fell and were stepped on by people.
On the afternoon of March 3, hundreds of people rushed to a factory in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi to distribute cash to the poor planned to coincide with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
According to local police, 31 people, including three children, have died and several people have been taken to hospital with injuries due to family members of people working at the plant collapsing and being stepped on by others.
The police are detaining seven factory employees and investigating the details of the situation, alleging that they failed to report the distribution of cash to the police in advance and neglected safety management.
In Pakistan, the economy has been disrupted by the shortage of foreign currency and the depreciation of the currency, and the consumer price index in February has risen by 3.11% compared to the same month of the previous year, resulting in record inflation, which has had a serious impact on people's lives.
As prices of food and other products continue to rise, according to local media, at least five people died in March when people flooded into various parts of the country in the flour distribution that the government is distributing to poor families.