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India Stampede: Controversy Over Cause Lingers

Reports continue to roll out, updating available information on the Sunday stampede in India that killed at least 115 people. According to an AFP journalist, recovery operations to locate bodies have finished and police investigators are now examining the location of the tragedy. The incident was sparked at the end of the Hindu Navaratri Festival when pilgrims started across a …

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India Stampede: 115 Killed During Festival

India faces a day of mourning after 115 people–mostly women and children, according to one report–were killed on a bridge while leaving the Navaratra festival. Officials say an investigation is warranted, but the cause of the stampede appears to be a rumor that the bridge was about to collapse. “I grabbed my son and ran,” Uma Devi told Indian TV. …

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