Hindu Festival Stampede Kills 10 in Eastern India

India
India

VOA News,August 10, 2015

Police in eastern India said a stampede early Monday outside a Hindu temple killed at least 10 people.

Authorities said the incident happened as thousands of people taking part in a religious festival in Jharkhand state rushed toward the temple just after its doors opened.

At least 15 people were injured in the crush.

Stampedes at religious festivals are common in India where massive crowds often overwhelm security and control measures.

Last month, 27 people died in southern India as tens of thousands of pilgrims rushed to bathe in the Godavari river during a festival.  Last October, 32 people died at a festival in Bihar state.

印度东部发生踩踏 至少十人丧生

美国之音,2015年8月10日

印度东部警方说,一座印度教庙宇外星期一清晨发生踩踏事故,造成至少10人死亡。

有关当局说,这起事故发生时,加尔可汗德邦在庆祝一个宗教节日,成千上万人冲向那座刚刚开门的庙宇。

踩踏事故中还有至少15人受伤。

在印度,庆祝宗教节日时经常发生踩踏事故,安全人员往往无法控制大量人群。

上月,印度南部一个宗教节日期间数万人冲向哥达瓦里河沐浴,结果发生踩踏,27人死亡。去年10月,比哈尔邦庆祝宗教节日时,32人死于踩踏事故。