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Published On: Sun, Oct 13th, 2013

India: 89 Hindu pilgrims killed in stampede in Madhya Pradesh

Fears of a bridge collapse in the central state of Madhya Pradesh caused a panic and subsequent stampede that left at least 89 people dead and about a hundred more injured.

 

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CNN reports the incident occurred on a bridge over the Sindh River while pilgrims were headed to the temple for a Hindu festival.

“The death toll could go much higher as about 25,000 people were present on the bridge at that time,” said D.K. Arya, a local deputy police inspector.

About a half-million worshipers, according to estimates, had flocked to the Ratangarh Temple in northern Madhya Pradesh State for a religious festival.

The bridge, which is 23 feet wide, was thought to be collapsing when a section of railing broke, sparking the panic.

The New York Times reports that there were conflicting reports about the start of the crush on Sunday. Some witnesses said the police had initiated it by charging into the crowd swinging canes, but police officials denied the reports.

Others said a group of pilgrims had intentionally spread a rumor that the bridge was about to collapse, in the hope of cutting the long line of people waiting to cross. Still others said that they had heard that the bridge had been hit by a tractor and was unstable.

The Madhya Pradesh government has opened a judicial inquiry into the causes of the stampede.

Mass deaths occur often at pilgrimages in India, when vast, dense crowds put heavy burdens on transportation and safety infrastructure.

 

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  1. Satish Chandra says:

    The rumors that a bridge to a temple they were standing on was collapsing that caused the stampede in Madhya Pradesh killing over a hundred were spread by RAW (see WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom ) in response to the following comment of mine and in support of the Italian woman so the Italian woman could express “condolences” over the stupid behavior of the inferior Indian niggers. Just as what is said below about the flecks of filth that are Indian politicians or Manmohan Singh or RAW, etc., does not change the basic fact that India is the sole superpower, even if the stampede was due to the stupidity of Indians — I have said in my press releases that India’s population is a mountain of S-H-I-T — it does not change this basic fact, described below, that India is the sole superpower:-

    ——–Start of comment ——-
    TO ALL THE STUPID NIGGERS OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: INDIA IS THE SOLE SUPERPOWER
    All the stupid niggers of the U.N. Security Council (the five permanent members) need to be reminded that India is the sole superpower; after destroying Washington and New York with its nuclear warheads emplaced in U.S. cities, India can compel the United States to use its nuclear-armed ICBMs to destroy, say, Moscow and St. Petersburg, or Beijing and Shanghai or any other country in the world, or lose more of its own cities. What is said below about the flecks of filth that are Indian politicians or Manmohan Singh or RAW, etc. does not change this basic fact. Nothing that your puppy dog/ fleck of filth Manmohan Singh says either to the Negro in the White House or in the General Assembly on nuclear, military or economic issues or anything else matters; only what India’s legitimate ruler says matters. IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom
    AT THE TIME OF THE 1999 SUPER-CYCLONE IN ODISHA I POINTED OUT THAT THE CYCLONE COINCIDED WITH THE VISIT OF THE EVIL POPE INVITED BY VAJPAYEE AT THE SUGGESTION OF THE CIA WHICH RULES INDIA. TODAY’S CYCLONE — A CONTINUATION OF THE SAME PROBLEM — COMES JUST BEFORE THE NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION OF WASHINGTON, NEW YORK & RAW WHICH WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
    All the evil in India comes from the United States where the equivalent of a Pope was psychologist B. F. Skinner whose school of psychology a paper I published destroyed — ‘B. F. Skinner’s Monumental Crime’ : BFSkinnersMonumentalCrimeDOTblogspotDOTcom . But he lives on in the form of the CIA which continues to this day to afflict India and myself with 24-hour satellite surveillance — see ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’ : NuclearSupremacyForIndiaOverUSDOTblogspotDOTcom — and the CIA is simply the essence of the United States and its population.
    Satish Chandra
    ——–End of comment ——-

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