Jostling of shrines in India kills 12 | Top stories
Jostling of shrines in India kills 12
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Thousands of worshipers were at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu, northern India, when the stampede occurred at around 2:30 a.m. local time on Saturday.
Another 16 people were injured and hospitalized, Reasi deputy commissioner Charandeep Singh said.
The cause of the stampede has not yet been established. A high-level investigation has been ordered by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha.
Tens of thousands of Indians visit the shrine daily.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “extremely saddened by the loss of life due to a stampede in Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.”
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