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Three women killed in Bihar temple stampede

Three women were killed and at least 50 people injured in a stampede at a hilltop temple in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Thursday morning, police said.

patna Updated: Sep 03, 2009 14:35 IST

Three women were killed and at least 50 people injured in a stampede at a hilltop temple in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Thursday morning, police said.

The stampede occurred when hundreds of Hindu devotees were offering prayers at the hilltop Siddhnath temple in Jehanabad district.

"A rumour spread like wildfire that a railing had broken and it created panic among the devotees causing the stampede," a police officer said.

Three women were killed and at least 50 people injured in the stampede, said a district administration official.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Jehanabad District Magistrate Palka Sahni said that a medical team had been rushed to the site.

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