Two people killed in stampede at Kumbh Mela in Allahabad

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 16:40 hrs

At least two people were killed and several other were injured in a stampede at the sector-12 area of Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in the evening hours on Sunday.

According to Mela officials, more than three crore pilgrims were gathered to take a holi dip on the auspicious occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya', the holiest day of the 56-day long festival.

"The incident took due to heavy rush on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya, but situation at present is under control, few people have received minor injuries and they have been taken to hospital," said a Mela official. (ANI)

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