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Major stampedes in India in last 10 years

July 14, 2015: At least 22 pilgrims, mostly women, were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during Godavari pushkaralu in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh

October 3, 2014: 32 people died in a stampede after Ravan-burning at Dushhera festival at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan

January 18, 2014: 18 people died in a stampede outside the residence of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin at Mumbai’s Malabar Hill

October 13, 2013: 89 killed and over 100 injured in stampede near Ratangarh Hindu temple in Datia, Madhya Pradesh

February 10, 2013: 36 people killed in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station during the Kumbh Mela

November 19, 2012: 20 killed in a stampede at a ghat in Patna during Chhath festival

November 8, 2011: 22 killed in stampede in Haridwar at Har-ki-Pauri ghat on banks of the Ganga river

January 14, 2011: 106 pilgrims killed in a stampede at Sabarimala shrine in Kerela; over 100 injured

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March 4, 2010: 63 people killed in a stampede at Ram Janki Temple in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, as people collected to get free clothes and food from a self-styled godman

September 30, 2008: Over 120 killed and 200 injured in a stampede at the hill-top Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, during Navratra festival.

August 3, 2006: Nearly 150 devotees killed and over 400 injured in stampede in Himachal Pradesh’s Naina Devi temple.

January 26, 2005: Nearly 350 devotees killed at a religious fair at Mandher Devi temple near Wai in Satara district in western Maharashtra. Over 200 injured.

(IANS)

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