Monday, September 29, 2008

30 feared dead in Indian temple stampede

At least 30 people are feared dead after a stampede at a Hindu temple in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, local television reported.

The stampede occurred at the Chamunda temple near the historic town of Jodhpur.

Last month, a stampede outside a mountain top Hindu temple in northern India killed at least 145 pilgrims.

Authorities ordered an investigation into that disaster, which occurred after rumours of a landslide triggered panic among pilgrims who ran down a narrow mountain trail from the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh state, only to meet thousands of people walking up.

In January 2005, at least 265 Hindu pilgrims, including several women and children, were killed near a remote temple in India's Maharashtra state.


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