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Temple stampede kills 10 in central India — media

August 25, 2014, 12:09 UTC+3 NEW DELHI
More than 60 people were injured in an incident at a Hindu festival in the Chitrakoot area of Madhya Pradesh state
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NEW DELHI, August 25. /ITAR-TASS/. At least 10 people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, The Times of India newspaper reported.

Hundreds of pilgrims were gathering early on Monday at a holy hill in the Chitrakoot area of Madhya Pradesh state when ropes set up to control the crowds gave way, reports said.

The incident took place at the Kamtanath Pahad temple on Kamadgiri hill in Chitrakoot, about 520 km from state capital Bhopal, when some Hindu devotees were reportedly rolling on the ground as part of rituals for the full moon day of Somvati Amavasy to honor Lord Shiva.

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