India stampede death toll rises

Police say 224 pilgrims died while trying to reach Hindu temple in Rajasthan.

Scores were injured after worshippers clambered to reach the hill-top shrine [AFP]
Scores were injured after worshippers clambered to reach the hill-top shrine [AFP]

“There were some confusion but that’s now been sorted out,” Dasot added.

Scores more were injured in the disaster, which came at the start of Navaratri, a nine-day Hindu festival which is one of the most important in the Hindu calendar and when crowds are particularly large.

The temple reopened to devotees on Wednesday but not more than 200 Hindus were seen at the complex.

Source: News Agencies

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