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Chronology of temple tragedies in the last five years

Following are the major temple accidents that occurred across the country in the past five years:

india Updated: Sep 30, 2008 17:10 IST

Following are the major temple accidents that occurred across the country in the past five years:

August 27, 2003: 39 pilgrims killed, 125 injured when faithfuls who were waiting to bathe surged over a flimsy fence triggering a stampede at Kumbh Mela bathing festival in Nasik, Maharashtra.

January 25, 2005: 340 devotees trampled to death during an annual pilgrimage at Mandhra Devi temple in Maharashtra.

March 7, 2006: 28 killed and 101 injured in two bombings across Varanasi. First blast at a Varanasi temple followed by another at Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station crowded with pilgrims.

August 3, 2008: 162 dead while 47 are injured in a stampede triggered by rumours of a rockslide at Naina Devi Temple in Himachal Pradesh.

August 10, 2008: Two pilgrims died when over 250 people were left stranded on stairs leading to ancient Mahadeva temple in Kota district of north-western Rajasthan collapsed.

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