At least 36 people were trampled to death on Sunday evening as pilgrims headed home from the Kumbh Mela religious festival, which drew a record 30 million people to the banks of the river Ganges.
Here is a list of the worst stampedes in India since 2008: 2012November 20
: Eighteen women and children are crushed to death in a stampede when a rope bridge collapses at a Hindu festival in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. September 24
: Nine people, eight of them women, die in a stampede during morning prayers at a religious celebration in Jharkhand state. January 14
: Ten worshippers die in a midnight stampede at a Hindu shrine in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. 2011
: Sixteen people including 14 women are killed in a stampede at a religious ceremony at a hermitage near the holy Hindu city of Haridwar. January 14
: Some 102 Hindu devotees are killed in a stampede which breaks out when thousands of pilgrims make their way home after an annual pilgrimage in the southern Indian state of Kerala. 2010
: Ten worshippers are crushed to death in Bihar when tens of thousands of pilgrims gather for an annual Hindu festival. March 4
: Sixty-three people, mostly women and children, are killed in a stampede at a temple where free clothes are being doled out in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. 2008 September 30
: Some 224 pilgrims die in a stampede when 25,000 worshippers rush to reach the 15th-century Chamunda Devi hill-top temple in the northern Indian town of Jodhpur. August 3
: Some 150 Hindu worshippers, including scores of children, are killed in a temple stampede sparked by rumours of a landslide in the northern Indian tourism state of Himachal Pradesh.