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64 Die in Stampede in India

Officials in India say at least 64 people have died and 100 were injured in a stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh state, with many of the victims leaping to their deaths in the water below.

Police warned Sunday that the death toll could rise as medics struggled to reach victims in the crush, which was triggered by rumors the bridge was about to collapse.

Authorities say the stampede happened at a bridge crossing the Sindh River. People were crossing the bridge to attend a religious festival.



India has a long history of deadly stampedes at religious festivals.

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