Stampede kills 89 at festival in India
A stampede by masses of Hindu worshipers crossing a bridge to a temple in central India left at least 89 people dead Sunday, police said. The chaos broke out as rumors spread that the bridge was collapsing over the Sindh River, D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh state, told the Press Trust of India. Local media said about 500,000 people had gone to the remote Ratangarh village temple in the Madhya Pradesh district of Datia for the Navaratra festival.