Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Indian Festival

At least 36 people, mostly women, have been killed in a deadly stampede at a railway station near India's Kumbh Mela festival.

Amit Malviya, a spokesman for the northern and central railway, confirmed that 20 bodies had been identified, with authorities waiting for relatives to come forward to claim 16 others.

Of those identified, 14 are female and six are men, with the youngest victim being an eight-year-old girl. The oldest victim is a 75-year-old man.