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India stampede kills 18 in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Forty people were also injured in the incident which occurred shortly after 1:00 am (1930 GMT Friday) at the home of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died aged 102 Friday, it said. Buhranuddin, who was to celebrate his 103rd birthday in a few weeks, died of a heart attack at his home. He was a leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shiite Islam.

India stampede kills 18 in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in Mumbai early Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Forty people were also injured in the incident which occurred shortly after 1:00 am (1930 GMT Friday) at the residence of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died at the age of 102 on Friday, it said. It was unclear what triggered the stampede.

Police, officials suspended over deadly India stampede

India has suspended police and government officials over a stampede near a temple that killed at least 115 people, police said Tuesday, as recriminations fly over the country's latest religious festival disaster. Twenty-one people, including all 17 police from the local station, have been suspended after devotees were crushed to death or drowned on Sunday near the temple in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging. Medics were also battling to save the lives of 10 people classified as critically ill after the stampede in the town of Ratangarh in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging. Medics were also battling to save the lives of 10 people classified as critically ill after the stampede in the town of Ratangarh in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging. Medics were also battling to save the lives of 10 people classified as critically ill after the stampede in the town of Ratangarh in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging. Medics were also battling to save the lives of 10 people classified as critically ill after the disaster in the town of Ratangarh in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll rises to 109

The death toll from a stampede among Hindu pilgrims in India rose to 109 Monday as outrage mounted over safety at the festival which was also the scene of a similar tragedy seven years ago. Rescue workers toiled through the night to recover the bodies from a bridge in the town of Ratangarh and from the water below where many people leapt to their death in a bid to avoid the crush.

60 killed in India temple stampede

A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 60 people in India on Sunday and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the water below, police said. "Sixty people are confirmed killed and the figure could reach 100," local Deputy Police Inspector General D.K. Arya told AFP. "More than 100 others have been injured" in the disaster in the Datia district of central Madhya Pradesh state, he added. Arya said the stampede was triggered by rumous the bridge might collapse after being struck by a heavy vehicle around lunchtime.

60 killed in India temple stampede

A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 60 people in India Sunday and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the water below, police said. "Sixty people are confirmed killed and the figure could reach 100," local Deputy Police Inspector General D.K. Arya told AFP. "More than 100 others have been injured" in the disaster in the Datia district of central Madhya Pradesh state, he added. Arya said the stampede was triggered by rumours that it might collapse after being hit by a heavy vehicle.
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