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.