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Bodies pile up in MP temple stampede

Bodies pile up in MP temple stampede

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 14, 2013 13:16 IST ]
  • The death toll in the stampede during Navratri festivities near a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district climbed to 115 with a number of people who had carried away the bodies of their relatives turning up for autopsy.(AP Photo)
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    The death toll in the stampede during Navratri festivities near a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district climbed to 115 with a number of people who had carried away the bodies of their relatives turning up for autopsy.(AP Photo)

  • The stampede, which also left over 100 injured, was triggered by rumours that a river bridge the devotees were crossing was about to collapse. (AP Photo)
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    The stampede, which also left over 100 injured, was triggered by rumours that a river bridge the devotees were crossing was about to collapse. (AP Photo)

  • The state government had ordered a judicial inquiry into the mishap which was a shocking re run of the tragedy at the same site in 2006 when over 56 pilgrims were washed away after water was released in the Sindh river from upstream. (AP Photo)
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    The state government had ordered a judicial inquiry into the mishap which was a shocking re run of the tragedy at the same site in 2006 when over 56 pilgrims were washed away after water was released in the Sindh river from upstream. (AP Photo)

  • After the 2006 tragedy, the state government had constructed a bridge over the river but mishap took place on it allegedly due to poor mismanagement of the crowd that gathered in lakhs from the nearby districts and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.(AP Photo)
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    After the 2006 tragedy, the state government had constructed a bridge over the river but mishap took place on it allegedly due to poor mismanagement of the crowd that gathered in lakhs from the nearby districts and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.(AP Photo)

  • Villagers gather after a deadly stampede on a bridge across the Sindh River in Datia district in Madhya Pradesh state. (AP Photo)
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    Villagers gather after a deadly stampede on a bridge across the Sindh River in Datia district in Madhya Pradesh state. (AP Photo)

  • Bodies of victims of a stampede lie on a bridge across the Sindh River in Datia district in Madhya Pradesh. (AP Photo)
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    Bodies of victims of a stampede lie on a bridge across the Sindh River in Datia district in Madhya Pradesh. (AP Photo)

  • Scores of people were killed Sunday in a stampede by masses of Hindu worshippers crossing the bridge to the remote Ratangarh village temple to honor the Hindu mother goddess Durga on the last day of the popular 10 day Navaratra festival. (AP Photo)
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    Scores of people were killed Sunday in a stampede by masses of Hindu worshippers crossing the bridge to the remote Ratangarh village temple to honor the Hindu mother goddess Durga on the last day of the popular 10 day Navaratra festival. (AP Photo)

  • The chaos broke out as rumors spread that the bridge was collapsing, according to D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police in the region. (AP Photo)
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    The chaos broke out as rumors spread that the bridge was collapsing, according to D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police in the region. (AP Photo)

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