An eyewitness blamed the police for a stampede at the railway station that killed several pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the 'Maha Kumbh' here just as the death toll reached 36, with 14 more people succumbing to their injuries.
CMO Allahabad Dr Prabhakar confirmed the toll, saying 14 more people died during treatment.
The victims include 26 women, 9 men and a child, official sources said, adding bodies of 20 of the deceased have been identified.
The stampede occurred at 7 PM on Sunday at Platforms No 5 and 6 where thousands of passengers, mostly Maha Kumbh devotees returning after taking the holy dip at the Sangam, had gathered to board a train.
Officials say more than 30 million people took a dip on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya', considered the most auspicious day during the 12-yearly congregation, at Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers.
Thousands of people were at the railway station, waiting to take a train home, when the melee occurred.
Image: People weep next to the bodies of relatives who were killed in a stampede on a railway platform in Allahabad on Sunday