11 killed, 50 injured in stampede in India

11 killed, 50 injured in stampede in India

Around 11 pilgrims were killed and over 50 injured in a stampede outside world-famous Baidyanath Dham temple in Deoghar district, 350km from here, in the early hours on Monday.

The pilgrims were waiting outside the temple for it to open. The temple opens for pilgrims at 4:30am. As soon as the temple opened pilgrims rushed towards the temple in an effort to be ahead of others in offering prayers, which led to the stampede.

Police spokesperson S N Pradhan confirmed 10 deaths. “Nine male and one female have died. Around 50 people have been injured.” Local officials however said 11 pilgrims died.

“The pilgrims were waiting in a queue throughout the night at Belbagan, 3km from the temple. They went indisciplined in the morning. Over 5000 pilgrims were in the queue. They were exhausted by the night long wait and wanted to reach the temple fast in the morning,” a government official said.

A source said the pilgrims who died in the stampede were from Nepal, Bihar, UP and some different parts of Jharkhand. The individual details of the pilgrims were not available with the authorities.

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