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10 die in Madhya Pradesh temple stampede

Posted on Aug 25 2014 | IANS

Bhopal, Aug 25 : Ten pilgrims were killed and over 20 injured Monday in a stampede at a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district, authorities said.

The stampede took place when the pilgrims were doing a 'parikrama' (circumambulating) of a hill near the Kamta Nath temple in Chitrakoot.

Sources said that a large number of pilgrims thronged the temple as it was "Somvati Amavasya". They were going around the hill when a rumour broke out of a snapped live wire, triggering the stampede.

The dead include six women.

A magisterial probe has been ordered.

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