14 July 2015

Stampede kills 27 during religious bathing festival in India

Thousands of people gather during a Hindu religious bathing festival on the bank of the Godavari River in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh state, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. At least two dozen people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede as tens of thousands of people pushed forward to bathe in the river on the first day of the Pushkaralu festival, an official said.
At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival on a river bank in southern India.

The stampede occurred in Andhra Pradesh state as tens of thousands of people pushed forward to bathe in the Godavari River on the first day of the Pushkaralu festival, said Arun Kumar, a state administrator.