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India temple stampede: 112 dead, more than 100 injured
« on: October 14, 2013, 10:13:33 AM »
(CNN) -- The death toll in a weekend stampede outside a temple in central India has risen to 112, and more than 100 others are injured, authorities said.

The stampede happened Sunday on a bridge over the Sindh River in Ratangarh, where pilgrims were headed to a temple for a Hindu festival.

A rumor that the bridge was about to collapse caused panicked people to stampede, police told CNN sister network CNN-IBN. About 25,000 people were on the bridge at the time, said D.K. Arya, a local deputy police inspector.

I feel this is an important topic just because of how many people were lost. Sure we don't know them but they were important in someone's life. I pray for the families and friends who lost someone.

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Do you think it was an accident or purposely? For those who believe in all the conspiracy stuff.

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Re: India temple stampede: 112 dead, more than 100 injured
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 09:34:20 PM »
Well, it's sad but pilgrimage stampedes happen but this isnt the worst stampede and far from the worst disaster to befall the Asian world. The last big one I can recall was of course the 2011 earthquake in Japan, which killed more people than five 9/11's so by comparison this stampede wasnt so bad.

But yeah, I think wikipedia lists like 20 stampedes in the last 5 years alone. People just panic. They dont think well in crowds.

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