Deadly stampedes at religious events in India since 2008

At least 36 people were trampled to death on Sunday evening as pilgrims headed home from the Kumbh Mela religious festival, which drew a record 30 million people to the banks of the river Ganges.

Here is a list of the worst stampedes in India since 2008.

--- 2012 ---

- November 20: Eighteen women and children are crushed to death in a stampede when a rope bridge collapses at a Hindu festival in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

- September 24: Nine people, eight of them women, die in a stampede during morning prayers at a religious celebration in Jharkhand state.

- January 14: Ten worshippers die in a midnight stampede at a Hindu shrine in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

--- 2011 ---

- November 8: Sixteen people including 14 women are killed in a stampede at a religious ceremony at a hermitage near the holy Hindu city of Haridwar.

- January 14: Some 102 Hindu devotees are killed in a stampede which breaks out when thousands of pilgrims make their way home after an annual pilgrimage in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

--- 2010 ---

- October 16: Ten worshippers are crushed to death in Bihar when tens of thousands of pilgrims gather for an annual Hindu festival.

- March 4: Sixty-three people, mostly women and children, are killed in a stampede at a temple where free clothes are being doled out in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

--- 2008 ---

- September 30: Some 224 pilgrims die in a stampede when 25,000 worshippers rush to reach the 15th-century Chamunda Devi hill-top temple in the northern Indian town of Jodhpur.

- August 3: Some 150 Hindu worshippers, including scores of children, are killed in a temple stampede sparked by rumours of a landslide in the northern Indian tourism state of Himachal Pradesh.