Emotion Driven Behavior

by Hal Mooz 13. October 2013 12:33

Stampede near Indian temple leaves 89 dead

A stampede at a bridge leading to a remote Hindu temple in central India Sunday killed at least 89 people and injured more than 100, police said. Nearly 150,000 devotees gathered to celebrate the holy festival of Dussehra at the Ratangarh temple in a forest outside the town of Datia 240 miles north of the Madhya Pradesh state capital, Bhopal.

But pilgrims panicked when the railings broke on a bridge that led to the temple, triggering the stampede. Some devotees were crushed to death under the feet of fellow worshippers, others drowned after falling or jumping into the river Sindh. Local media said the police used batons to control the crowd, prompting many people to panic.

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