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    88 Iranian pilgrims die in Iraq TEHRAN, Aug 5: At least 88 pilgrims from Iran have died on unauthorised pilgrimages to Iraq and all but 12 of them have died
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      88 Iranian pilgrims die in Iraq

      TEHRAN, Aug 5: At least 88 pilgrims from Iran have died on
      unauthorised pilgrimages to Iraq and all but 12 of them have died
      from hunger or thirst, newspapers quoted Iran's border guards chief
      as saying here on Tuesday.

      Behnam Shariati-Fard said the remainder were killed in mine blasts
      along the border between the two countries, while another 30 Iranian
      pilgrims had been wounded.

      He said that about 42,000 people, intercepted at the border trying to
      cross illegally, were sent home, adding that another 194 were
      arrested and faced prosecution.-AFP

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top13.htm&date=20030806

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