Madhya Pradesh crowd incident 10/10/2013

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India's Ratangarh temple stampede deaths rise to 115

The death toll from a stampede at a Hindu festival in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has risen to 115, local officials have said.

Many were crushed after panic broke out on a bridge near the Ratangarh temple. Others drowned when they jumped from the bridge into river waters below.

Hindu temple stampede: Women and children among 109 dead and hundreds injured in India

At least 109 Hindu pilgrims – mostly women and children – are dead and hundreds have been injured after a stampede at a temple in India.

The tragedy is believed to have been caused by a rumour that a bridge to the Ratangarh temple in the central state of Madhya Pradesh was about to collapse after it was hit by a lorry.

Deadly stampede in Madhya Pradesh, India, was the second at temple

Outrage mounted in India yesterday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago.

MP temple stampede

The death toll in the stampede during Navratri festivities near Ratnagiri temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district on Monday climbed to 115. In this picture, family members are sitting near the injured victims at the Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday morning. 

MP temple stampede: Four lessons for authorities for future

Planning ahead for crowd control is almost entirely absent at too many locations, notwithstanding the sterling efforts by some venues, including the Kumbh itself earlier this year.

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Outrage as India stampede death toll rises

At least 115 killed as authorities are blamed over policing at temple where nearly 150,000 pilgrims had gathered.

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