India

    The death toll from a deadly stampede at a Hindu temple in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has risen to 224, police said late Oct. 1. The toll was higher than an estimate given earlier in the day, and Inspector-General Rajiv Dasot said police had received more reports from bereaved families. “People and relatives are now reporting back with the deaths of relatives and we now know 224 is the number of those killed,” Dasot said in Jodhpur, where the stampede took place early Sept. 30. The disaster occurred when more than 25,000 worshippers rushed to reach the hill-top shrine to Hindu warrior goddess Chamunda in Jodhpur’s 15th-century Chamunda Devi temple. (AFP)

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