India temple stampede kills 10 pilgrims

Madhya Pradesh's chief minister Shivraj Chouhan has announced compensation of $3350 for the families of the deceased and $840 to those who were injured.

India temple stampede kills 10 pilgrims

World Bulletin / News Desk

A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India has killed at least 10 pilgrims, including six women, and injured more than 50 on Monday.

Indian news agency Press Trust of India reported the stampede early Monday on Kamadgiri Hill in the state of Madhya Pradesh, when protective rope barriers broke, causing panic among the pilgrims who were circling the hill by lying down and rolling along a 5 kilometer path.

Kamadgiri hill is dotted with a large number of Hindu temples where the Hindu Lord Rama is believed to have taken shelter while exiled, according to Hindu mythology.

Madhya Pradesh's chief minister Shivraj Chouhan has announced compensation of $3350 for the families of the deceased and $840 to those who were injured.

Monday’s stampede is the second in Madhya Pradesh in the past 10 months. In October 2013, more than 100 Hindu devotees were killed in stampede at another temple.

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