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Stampede at Hindu Festival Kills 19 in Northern India

Police in northern India say a stampede early Saturday outside a Hindu temple has killed at least 19 people. The stampede happened as hundreds of devotees of Indian guru Jai Gurudev gathered in Varanasi, a Hindu holy town in Uttar Pradesh state, a place known for its temples. Police officer S.K. Bhagat said organizers expected about 3,000 people to attend the ceremony, but more than 70,000 turned out. Police started turning back people from an overcrowded bridge, triggering a rumor...

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