Tragedy strikes Maha Kumbh mela in India

  • Authorities stand among the bodies of the pilgrims that were killed during a rush-hour stampede at the railway station in Allahabad on the evening of 10 February 2013. AFPAuthorities stand among the bodies of the pilgrims that were killed during a rush-hour stampede at the railway station in Allahabad on the evening of 10 February 2013. AFP
  • A man denounces the police for the stampede that killed one of his relative at the main railway station in Allahabad, even as bodies of other victims lie around. AFPA man denounces the police for the stampede that killed one of his relative at the main railway station in Allahabad, even as bodies of other victims lie around. AFP
  • A woman grieves as she sits next to the body of a dead relative who was killed during the stampede. Over three crore people had converged for a holy dip in Allahabad to mark the holiest day on the Kumbh mela calendar AFPA woman grieves as she sits next to the body of a dead relative who was killed during the stampede. Over three crore people had converged for a holy dip in Allahabad to mark the holiest day on the Kumbh mela calendar AFP
  • A grievously injured man lies unattended during the stampede. Besides the 36 declared dead, a number of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. AFPA grievously injured man lies unattended during the stampede. Besides the 36 declared dead, a number of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. AFP
  • Policemen carry bodies of travellers killed in the stampede which occurred at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening when people were rushing to catch trains back home and a foot over-bridge reportedly collapsed due to the heavy rush.  AFPPolicemen carry bodies of travellers killed in the stampede which occurred at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening when people were rushing to catch trains back home and a foot over-bridge reportedly collapsed due to the heavy rush. AFP
  • Women grieve for their relatives after part of a railing from a bridge collapsed at Allahabad railway station. This year’s Kumbh mela was marred by accidents as a blaze injured 15 people earlier. ReutersWomen grieve for their relatives after part of a railing from a bridge collapsed at Allahabad railway station. This year’s Kumbh mela was marred by accidents as a blaze injured 15 people earlier. Reuters