Allahabad stampede toll rises to 36
At least 36 people were killed in a stampede at Allahabad railway station on Sunday evening, the railways said today.
Most of the victims, who include 26 women and a 8-year-old girl, were from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. All the bodies are at the Medical College Mortuary in Allahabad, where post-mortem is being conducted.
The incident occured at 7 p.m. near platform no 6, where a footbridge reportedly collapsed due to the heavy rush of pilgrims who had converged on the Sangam for the Mauni Amavasya Snan.
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According to eyewitnesses, there was a lathi charge which led to confusion among the pilgrims who were rushing toward the platform after an announcement for a train arrival. The railway station and the bus station, barely a kilometre apart were teeming with hundreds of people at the time.
Posted by: tipper 2013-02-11