Death toll from Indian temple stampede rises to 91
NEW DELHI (AP/AFP) - More than 90 people are now known to have died on Sunday in a stampede near a Hindu temple in India, the police said.
“The death toll has risen to 91 and 10 others are in a critical condition,” Deputy Police Inspector D.K. Arya told AFP after the tragedy in the Datia district of central Madhya Pradesh state. Police had earlier put the toll at 60.
The stampede occurred as masses of Hindu worshippers were crossing a bridge to a temple in central India, the police said.
The chaos broke out as rumours spread that the bridge was collapsing over the Sindh River, Mr Arya, told the Press Trust of India.