Stampede Kills 145 At Remote Hindu Temple In India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say the death toll in the deadly stampede at a Hindu temple in northern India has risen to 145.
A senior police officer says all the bodies had been brought to a hospital in the neighboring state of Punjab where authorities were carrying out the autopsies.
The pilgrims were attending a nine-day religious festival in the foothills of the Himalayas at the Naina Devi Temple, according to the district police chief. A railing on the mountain path collapsed during the crush and dozens of people fell over the edge.
Police used a cable car to ferry down the dead and wounded and helicopters flew in to help in the rescue.