India: More than 100 killed in crush at religious event

Source: BBC News [UK State Media]

“At least 116 people have been killed in a crush at a religious gathering in northern India, police inspector Gen Shalabh Mathur has said. The incident took place at a satsang (a Hindu religious event) in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh state. The victims, including a large number of women and some children, are still being identified. Survivors have described how the disaster unfolded as they tried to leave the event in Mughalgarhi village. It is not yet clear what led to the crush. Witnesses said the exit was too narrow and when people were leaving, a fierce dust storm led to confusion and panic, causing many people to become trampled.” (07/02/24)

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