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Bangladesh Hindu pilgrims die in stampede

#1  Postby DougC » Mar 28, 2015 12:30 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32082132
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At least 10 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.
Police inspector Nasir Ahmed told AFP news agency the crush had involved "huge numbers of people".
The 16 quays used for the ritual bathing were unable to cope with so many devotees, police told bdnews 24.
The incident happened during the Astami Snan, one of the largest annual Hindu ceremonies in Bangladesh.
Around a million pilgrims from Bangladesh and surrounding countries travel to the area each year to wash in the Brahmaputra river at Langalband, 20km (12 miles) south of the capital, Dhaka.

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Re: Bangladesh Hindu pilgrims die in stampede

#2  Postby epepke » Mar 28, 2015 12:55 am

Low turnout this year?
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