Forty people have been killed in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of a top commander killed in a US drone strike.
The deaths in Qasem Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman led to the postponement of his interment. A new time will be announced later.
Millions are already estimated to have packed the streets for a series of funeral processions in Iran.
Soleimani’s killing has raised fears of a conflict between the US and Iran.
The head of the Quds force was tasked with defending and projecting Iranian interests abroad, and was hailed as a hero in his home country.
To the US he was a terrorist, and in explaining why he ordered the strike President Trump said he was acting on an “imminent” threat.