Stampede kills 36 in Allahabad railway station

Updated: February 11, 2013 12:02 IST

At least 36 people are feared dead and many others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station, which broke out after a foot-over bridge at the railway station collapsed on Sunday evening. The stampede occurred on Sunday at Platforms No 5 and 6 where thousands of passengers, mostly Maha Kumbh devotees returning after taking the holy dip at the Sangam, had gathered to board a train. According to eyewitnesses, the stampede happened after the police lathi-charged to control the crowd.

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