11 killed, 50 injured in stampede at Jharkhand temple

At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured in a stampede in Jharkhand''s Deoghar town early Monday, police said.
11 killed, 50 injured in stampede at Jharkhand temple
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At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured in a stampede in Jharkhand's Deoghar town early Monday, police said.

According to police, more than 100,000 people were in a queue, many waiting since Sunday night to get into the famous Baidyanath Temple, when the stampede occurred.

Deoghar is 300 km from here.

During Shravan month of the Hindu calendar, more than 30 lakh people offer prayers at the Baidyanath Temple. On Mondays, the number goes up substantially and around two lakh people offer prayers. 

All the injured have been admitted to Sadar hospital in Deoghar for treatment, Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar said, adding the stempede was a result of "large crowd gathering".

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