Six People Killed in Stampede in Eastern India

Kolkata, India, Six persons died and several others were injured in a stampede during a religious festival Sunday in eastern India, an official said.
The stampede took place as hundreds of thousands of people had assembled on the banks of the Buriganga river in West Bengal state, according to Times of India.
The stampede occurred as people were trying to get into a crowded boat, said the state’s development minister, Mantu Ram Pakhira. Six women were killed and seven other people were injured, he added.

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