New Delhi: Six people including two children died in a stampede in the Junagadh district in Gujarat on Sunday night and 20 others were injured.
The incident occurred during the Bhavnath Temple fair, which is held annually on the eve of Mahashivratri. Reports say two vehicles had blocked the entrance to the fair where tens of thousands of people had assembled.
As the crowd grew, some people began to push, and many fell down. Some were in a serious condition and had to be taken to nearby hospitals.
The movement of ambulances was affected at first because the road to the temple was jammed. ...more
07:56 AM, Feb 20, 2012
New Delhi: At least six people were confirmed dead and several others injured in a stampede that took place at a Mahashivratri fair in Junagarh, Gujarat. The annual fair was being held at the Bhavnath temple, on the outskirts of Junagarh city. The incident happened at around 9 pm on Sunday. According to police, the stampede occurred following panic after the brakes of a four-wheeler at the fair venue apparently...
11:02 PM, Feb 19, 2012