At least 32 die in stampede during Indian festival

October 3, 2014 4:11 PM

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PATNA, India (AP) — At least 32 people were killed Friday in a stampede in eastern India triggered by rumors that an electrical wire had fallen on people during a religious festival, an official said.

State administrator Aamir Subhani said the stampede occurred in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, as thousands of people were returning home after attending the major Hindu festival, Dussehra.

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