Stampede in Bangladesh kills 10 Hindu devotees 


27 March, Dhaka:  In an annual Hindu festival ,10 Hindu pilgrims  were  killed  and dozens injured  in a stampede at Brahmaputra river outside the  Bangladesh capital Dhaka.The stampede occurred at the time  when  hundreds of thousands of pilgrims attending an annual Hindu festival.According to the police report seven women and three men had been confirmed dead.Witnesses said at least 50 people were injured in the stampede at the annual Astami Snan festival, around 25 kilometres south of Dhaka. The annual rituals normally attract around one million pilgrims from Bangladesh and abroad to the river, which Hindus consider holy.

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