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Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 19:23
UPDATE : Videos : India temple stampede in Madhya Pradesh kills 91
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Some 91 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India.

Many were crushed after panic broke out on a bridge near the Ratangarh temple in Madhya Pradesh state. Others died when they jumped from the bridge.

Officials said the stampede may have been sparked by a rumour that the bridge was about to collapse.

Hundreds of thousands had gathered near the town of Datia for the festival.


UPDATE :   Monday, 14 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

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India temple stampede  kills many

 Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 07:23 PM

At least 60 people are reported to have died and over 100 injured in a stampede this morning at Ratangarh temple in Madhya Pradeshs Datia district.

Sources said about five hundred thousand devotees had gathered at the temple, located around 80 km from Datia, for the Durga Puja festivities today.

 

Most of the victims were killed in the stampede, while others drowned after jumping off the bridge.

 

The tragedy was caused by rumours that the bridge was about to collapse.

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