One dead, 800 injured in Philippine Catholic parade

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One devotee died and more than 800 people were injured in Manila, when millions joined a religious procession featuring a darkstatue of Jesus, Philippine officials said yesterday. The annual feast of the Black Nazarene drew 3.5 million devotees on Tuesday. A former jail officer died of a heart attack after joining the scramble to touch the centuries-old icon, city officials and police said, reported AFP.