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Temple stampede in central India kills at least 10: Reports

Published on Aug 25, 2014 11:17 AM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A stampede killed at least 10 people and injured more than 60 in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday as pilgrims gathered at a temple, an official said.

“A stampede broke out very early this morning, around 5.30 or so, where five women and five men have died,” police control room official Vinay Kumar Singh told AFP by phone.

“The place is still very chaotic and crowded, but police and ambulances have reached the spot,” Singh said.

Thousands of Hindu devotees were gathering at several temples around a hill in the state’s Chitrakoot area when ropes set up to control the crowds gave way, officials told the Times of India website.

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