Skip to comments.Thirty-Seven Children Die In India Stampede
Posted on 03/04/2010 4:59:46 AM PST by Cardhu
Thirty-seven children have been killed in a stampede at a temple in India.
The youngsters' bodies, together with those of 27 women, have been recovered by police in Kunda, Uttar Pradesh.
A stampede broke out as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony.
An under-construction gate collapsed on the crowd as people surged forward towards a local holy man, police said.
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It's like "oboma money." They heard the word "free."
All those kids are dead so mom could get a free frying pan? How sad is that?
This from the BBC:
At least 140 people have died in a stampede at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
A rain shelter on the mountain path to the temple collapsed, triggering rumours of a landslide.
Many of the victims were children, trampled to death during the panic. Fifty more people were hurt and are being treated in hospital.
Tens of thousands of devotees had been gathering to celebrate the annual nine-day festival of Shravan Navratras.
An investigation is now under way into the incident at the Nainadevi temple, in the Bilaspur district, about 160km (100 miles) from the Himalayan hill town of Shimla.
64 dead in a give-away.
#4 seems to have more details and stuff. 140??
64 dead in a give-away.
How come this never happens at Walmart?
It happens daily, but the Bush Family Evil Empire always covers it up
“Thirty-seven children have been killed in a stampede at a temple in India.”
“A stampede broke out as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony.”
When a society values “things” more than childrens lives, they will never rise above where they are in life, nor will they deserve to. Paying attention America?
Their body fat cushions them.
coming to a Detroit near you
Do you think they'll EVER learn to avoid crowds?
Bush’s fault, women and children most affected.
And some people seem to think that flash mobs are harmless fun.
I guess its typical that the two posted stories are radically different. I think I believe the second one. The first one sounds more like Detroit.
I guess the 27 women who died were just an afterthought for the writer of the article?
"India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: भारत गणराज्य Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world."
I don't think many of us can imagine the extreme poverty these people must endure. When you're giving away free things to the poor, there's going to be a stampede. There should be a better way of distributing such things. Anyone have any ideas?
I didn’t know they had bison in India. Tatanka very big and dangerous!
Teach them how to fish?
Yup.. I was thinking it’s a combination of both.. Maybe rain collapsed their shelter while clothing was being given out.. the rush of water caused a mudslide.. panic and stampede ensued.
sounds like a likely scenario
I’m thinking those are two different incidents. Same festival being celebrated but in different states. Course I don’t know Indian geography.
I remember a stampede in a bar in the United States (Chicago) which killed over 50 people... it wasn’t that long ago, either - around 5 years ago, or so.