NEW DELHI, February 10 (RIA Novosti) – More than 20 people were killed and dozens others injured at a train station in north India where pilgrims gathered for a religious festival, Indian TV channels reported on Sunday.
Panic began after a portion of the railing of an overbridge at the Allahabad Railway station in Uttar Pradesh collapsed on Sunday evening, IBN reported.
More than 200,000 people were at the station at the time of the tragedy.
The Times of India said the stampede was caused by police who tried to bring the crowd under control.
An estimated 30 million pilgrims gathered for the holiest day of India's Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world, which began in Allahabad on January 14 and lasts for 55 days. Millions of Indians bathe on Kumbh Mela's holiest day in the Ganges River to wash away their sins.
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