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URGENT ¥¥¥ Kumbh Mela chief organiser quits after deadly stampede

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The head of the organising committee for India's massive Kumbh Mela religious festival announced his resignation on Monday, the day after a stampede killed at least 36 people at a train station.

"I have resigned as the chairman of the festival committee," said Mohammed Azam Khan, who is also a cabinet minister in the state of Uttar Pradesh. "Although the stampede happened beyond the scope of my jurisdiction, I am deeply disturbed and step down on moral grounds."

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