Hirunews Logo
India%27s+Kumbh+Mela+festival+holds+most+auspicious+day.
Monday, 11 February 2013 - 8:07
India's Kumbh Mela festival holds most auspicious day.
10

Shares
1,214

Views

The main day of bathing has been held at India's Kumbh Mela, with 30 million pilgrims taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.

This is the most auspicious of six bathing days at the event, billed as the world's biggest human gathering.

However, according to reports, 35 people died in a stampede at a railway station in the nearby city of Allahabad.

Reports added that 28 of those who died when a footbridge at the station collapsed, were female, and seven were male.

Dozens more people were injured.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
450 Views
884 Views
2,249 Views
1,631 Views
9,828 Views
44,458 Views
Top