Hundreds of people have lost their lives due to stampede at religious places from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh to Kerala

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi : More than 100 people died in a stampede at a religious event in a village in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Most of the dead were women and children. Many people were also injured in this accident. This tragic incident is not an isolated incident, in the last few years many people have died due to stampede in religious events in India. In recent years, many other tragedies have also occurred due to stampede at religious places.

Maharashtra: 350 people died in Mandhardevi temple

  • On 25 January 2005, more than 350 devotees were crushed to death at the Mandhardevi temple in Satara district of Maharashtra. Hundreds were injured. The accident occurred when some people fell on the slippery stairs while breaking coconuts.
  • On 27 August 2003, 39 people were killed in a stampede during the holy bath at the Kumbh Mela in Nasik district of Maharashtra. About 140 people were injured in this accident.

Hathras is not the first case… Major incidents of stampede in temples and religious events in India

Rajasthan: Stampede at Chamunda Devi temple, 250 dead

  • On 30 September 2008, a stampede occurred at the Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan due to a bomb rumour, in which about 250 devotees were killed. More than 300 were injured in this accident.

Himachal Pradesh: 162 people died in Naina Devi

  • In 2008, 162 people died in a stampede during a religious ceremony at the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh.

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Madhya Pradesh: 115 people died in Datia

  • On 13 October 2013, 115 people were killed and over 100 injured in a stampede during Navratri celebrations near the Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh. The stampede was triggered by a rumour that a bridge over a river on which pilgrims were crossing was about to collapse.
  • At least 36 people were killed on 31 March 2023 when a slab above an ancient 'baoli' or well collapsed during a havan programme at a temple in Indore city.

Kerala: 104 died in Sabarimala

  • On January 14, 2011, a jeep collided with returning pilgrims at Pullamedu in Sabarimala in Idukki district of Kerala, causing a stampede in which at least 104 devotees were killed and over 40 injured.

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Bihar: Stampede at Gandhi Maidan in Patna

  • On 3 October 2014, a stampede occurred at Gandhi Maidan in Patna soon after the Dussehra celebrations ended, killing 32 people and injuring 26 others.
  • On 19 November 2012, a temporary bridge collapsed during Chhath Puja at Adalat Ghat on the banks of the Ganges River in Patna. This led to a stampede in which about 20 people died and many others were injured.

Jammu: Stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

  • On January 1, 2022, a stampede occurred due to a massive crowd of devotees at the Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least 12 people and injuring over a dozen.

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Andhra Pradesh: 27 pilgrims died in Rajahmundry

  • On 14 July 2015, 27 pilgrims died and 20 others were injured in a stampede at a major bathing spot on the banks of the Godavari river on the first day of the 'Pushkaram' festival in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.

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Uttar Pradesh: Stampede in Haridwar, 20 dead

  • On 8 November 2011, at least 20 people were killed in a stampede at the Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat on the banks of the River Ganges in Haridwar.
  • On 4 March 2010, about 63 people died in a stampede at Kripalu Maharaj's Ram Janaki temple in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • People had gathered to receive free clothes and food from the self-proclaimed Baba.

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