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63 die, dozens injured in temple stampede

March 5, 2010

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— A stampede among thousands of poor villagers scrambling for free food and clothes at a commemorative event killed 63 people at a Hindu temple in northern India and injured dozens of others.

Nearly all the victims were women and children. Thursday’s stampede was so intense it knocked down a gate at the compound surrounding the temple in the small town of Kunda, on the northern plains of Uttar Pradesh state.

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