Stampede Kills At Least 27 Religious Pilgrims In India
Millions of pilgrims gathered in the Rajahmundry district for a Hindu religious bathing festival.By Matt Moreno | July 14, 2015
At least 27 are dead after a human stampede occurred at a religious pilgrimage in India.
The stampede occurred around 8 a.m. local time at a religious festival in the Rajahmundry district. Officials say what triggered it was people coming and going from the Maha Pushkaralu festival. (Video via ABN Telugu)
As you can see from this NTV Telugu footage, massive crowds turned into chaos at the gathering, leading to deaths and additional injuries. The Hindustan Times reports ambulances had trouble getting to the area as roads were overcrowded with pilgrims.