24 killed in stampede ahead of Hindu ceremony in India

October 15, 2016 1:52 PM

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LUCKNOW, India — At least 24 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede Saturday that occurred as they were crossing a crowded bridge to reach the venue of a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India, police said.

The stampede happened on the outskirts of Varanasi, a city in Uttar Pradesh state known for its temples, said police officer Kumar Prashant.

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