Police say at least 12 Hindu worshippers died Sunday in a stampede at a temple where tens of thousands of people had gathered to attend festivities.

Authorities say at least seven people were injured in the crush.

The incident took place on a narrow path leading to the Mahakali temple in the Panchmahal district of western Gujarat state.

The worshippers were taking part in the Navratri Festival.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.