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5 killed in MP temple stampede

Editorial Team |

Press Trust of India
Datia (MP), 13 October
At least five people were killed and around 30 others injured in a stampede this morning at Ratangarh temple here, police said.
A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple, located around 60 km from here, for Durga Puja festivities today.
The stampede apparently occurred after police resorted to a mild lathicharge to control the crowd of devotees moving towards the shrine, they said.
As the stampede occurred, over 100 people ran towards a bridge across Sindh river. Some of the devotees are feared to have fallen into the river and are untraceable so far, police said.