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17 Killed in Stampede During Indian Festival

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern India say at least 17 people have been killed in a stampede during a religious festival. Monday’s incident happened in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, as thousands of Hindus gathered along the banks of the Ganges river to offer prayers to the sun god during the Chhath festival. Police say a […]

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One Killed in South African University Stampede

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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One person was killed and at least 20 others injured Tuesday when a stampede broke out at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. School officials say thousands of prospective students waiting to apply for one of 800 spaces at the school began pressing forward, crushing and trampling people near the front of the line. […]

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India: 16 Hindu Pilgrims Die in Stampede

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say at least 16 people died Tuesday after a stampede broke out at a Hindu religious ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River in India’s northern Uttrakhand state. Officials say the stampede happened when thousands of pilgrims converged on a Hindu monastery, pushing past dozens who had tripped and fallen while trying […]

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