A mouse-triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.
incident occurred in the city's Hassan II mosque, which was packed during
evening prayers, the holiest night of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, MAP
"Eighty-one people, mostly women, suffered
light injuries and fractures while some of them fainted," it said.
The panic broke out after a woman raised the alarm
over the mouse, sparking a sudden exodus of screaming worshippers. Among those needing treatment was a pregnant woman
who suffered a double fracture in the leg and has been kept under surveillance