Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede in a mosque in China’s northwestern Ningxia region, state media reported on Monday. The stampede occurred when the mosque was handing out traditional food to worshippers at a ceremony on Sunday afternoon, reports said.

The incident took place in Xiji, a town in Ningxia, a desert region home to the ethnic Hui Muslim group, one of China’s 55 minorities.

Four of those injured were, as of Monday evening, in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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