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Video: Over 80 killed in stampede at religious event in India

02 July, 2024 19:08

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a religious event in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

According to Indian media reports, the stampede happened on Tuesday in a village in Hathras district, about 200km (125 miles) southeast of national capital New Delhi.

The stampede occurred as attendees rushed to leave following the event with a religious leader named Bhole Baba.

Several videos on social media showed bodies piled up on the ground outside a local hospital.

More than 150 injured people were admitted to hospitals after the incident, said police. Initial reports suggested that over 15,000 people had gathered for the event.

Meanwhile, State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered an investigation into the incident.

It is pertinent to mention here that at least 224 pilgrims died and more than 400 others were injured in a 2008 stampede in Rajasthan state.

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