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Dozens Die in India Stampede

  • Aired: 1/14/2013
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At least 89 people lost their lives in a stampede across this bridge in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Some were crushed to death, others drowned after jumping or falling into the river below. More than a hundred others were injured. The stampede erupted as thousands of pilgrims were crossing the bridge leading to a remote Hindu temple outside the town of Datia on Sunday. Police and some pilgrims appeared to blame each other for starting it.

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