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TODAY   |  October 14, 2013

109 dead after stampede at Hindu celebration

Hundreds of people were en route to a Hindu temple in India when the bridge they were crossing began to give way. Panic erupted into a stampede, killing at least 109 pilgrims.

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>>> 109 people died after a stampede on a bridge. more than 100,000 people gathered to celebrate a holiday and hundreds were crossing the bridge when some of the railings broke. witnesses say people then panicked, fights broke out. they say police began hitting people with batons and causing the stampede. some drowned when they jumped from the bridge to the river.