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10/02/2013 Kumbh Mela stampede

A stampede broke out after a railing on a footbridge collapsed at the Allahabad railway station during the Hindu festival Kumbh Melan at the train station in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, killing 42 people and injuring at least 45. In an unrelated event earlier that day, two people were killed in another stampede.


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