Outrage in India as stampede kills 115

Indian Hindu pilgrims walk on the bridge where a deadly stampede took place the previous day near the Ratangarh temple in the Datia district of central Madhya Pradesh on October 14, 2103. Outrage mounted in India after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN

What you need to know:

  • As survivors of Sunday’s tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging.
  • An AFP journalist at the site said the operation to recover the bodies had been finished and police investigators were now scouring the site.

RATANGARH, India, Monday


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