Temple stampede kills over 100 in Jodhpur

Temple stampede kills over 100 in Jodhpur

Jodhpur: At least 103 people have been kiiled in a major stampede in the Chamunda Devi temple at the start of Navaratra festival on Tuesday.

Some 30 people are reportedly injured. The reason for the stampede at the temple in a hillock in the famous Jodhpur Fort was not known.

Dead bodies were brought to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital and the remaining 10 to Mathura Das Hospital here, Divisional Commissioner Kiran Soni Gupta said.

The devotees in huge number, especially women, had gathered at the temple from early on Tuesday morning in view of the Navratra festival starting from Tuesday.