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Black Nazarene: deaths and injuries at procession in Manila

Black Nazarene: deaths and injuries at procession in Manila
By Euronews with AFP
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Thousands gather to take part in the statue's procession through the streets


Two people have died in Manila during a traditional religious procession.

Hundreds were also injured in the parade of the Black Nazarene which dates back to 1607.

[News5] Black Nazarene traslacion in CDO draws 200,000

— PHL News Online (@PHLNewsOnline) January 9, 2016

Two devotees pulling the carriage holding the image of the Black Nazarene during its proce…

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90 percent of Philippinos are Catholic. They believe the statue grants wishes and enacts miracles.

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