At least 60 killed, 100 injured in temple stampede in central India
BHOPAL, India (AFP) - A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 60 people in India on Sunday and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the
water below, police said.
“Sixty people are confirmed killed and the figure could reach 100,” local Deputy Police Inspector General D.K. Arya told AFP.
“More than 100 others have been injured” in the disaster in the Datia district of central Madhya Pradesh state, he added.
Arya said the stampede was triggered by rumours that it might collapse after being hit by a heavy vehicle.