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Thirty-Seven Children Die In India Stampede
Sky News ^ | March 4th 2010 | Damien Pearse

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: free; freestuff; india; mobrule; stampede; temple
Another stampede killing dozens of people
1 posted on 03/04/2010 4:59:46 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
A stampede broke out as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils

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?

2 posted on 03/04/2010 5:16:27 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Cardhu

????
3 posted on 03/04/2010 5:26:58 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: concerned about politics

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.


4 posted on 03/04/2010 5:29:22 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

64 dead in a give-away.

welfare kills?


5 posted on 03/04/2010 5:50:39 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Cardhu

#4 seems to have more details and stuff. 140??


6 posted on 03/04/2010 5:51:53 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: GeronL

64 dead in a give-away.

welfare kills?

How come this never happens at Walmart?


7 posted on 03/04/2010 6:00:33 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

It happens daily, but the Bush Family Evil Empire always covers it up


8 posted on 03/04/2010 6:08:28 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Cardhu

“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?


9 posted on 03/04/2010 6:18:46 AM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
How come this never happens at Walmart?

Their body fat cushions them.

10 posted on 03/04/2010 6:24:46 AM PST by libh8er
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
How come this never happens at Walmart?

It does.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wNuvuZr9cA

11 posted on 03/04/2010 6:44:08 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Cardhu

coming to a Detroit near you


12 posted on 03/04/2010 7:38:26 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cardhu
It seems that for countless decades in India it's either a religious ceremony, a monstrous train wreck or an overloaded ferry sinking that thins the herd.

Do you think they'll EVER learn to avoid crowds?

Leni

13 posted on 03/04/2010 8:01:28 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: GeronL

Bush’s fault, women and children most affected.


14 posted on 03/04/2010 8:26:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: MinuteGal

And some people seem to think that flash mobs are harmless fun.


15 posted on 03/04/2010 8:26:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: MinuteGal

16 posted on 03/04/2010 8:27:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise; al baby; abb

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.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 8:31:13 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Cardhu

I guess the 27 women who died were just an afterthought for the writer of the article?


18 posted on 03/04/2010 8:38:26 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: MinuteGal
That may not be so easy. Per Wiki:

"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."

19 posted on 03/04/2010 8:42:13 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cardhu
A greater percentage of *our* population is killed every day by lightening.
20 posted on 03/04/2010 8:52:51 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

It has:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/28/walmart-stampede_n_147021.html


21 posted on 03/04/2010 8:59:39 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Cardhu
A stampede broke out as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony.

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?

22 posted on 03/04/2010 9:12:30 AM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners!!! Buy ObamaCare or go to jail!!! Welcome to our Totalitarian world.)
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To: Cardhu

I didn’t know they had bison in India. Tatanka very big and dangerous!


23 posted on 03/04/2010 10:04:55 AM PST by RedDogzRule ("We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." - Lakota (especially on the Internet))
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
There should be a better way of distributing such things. Anyone have any ideas?

Teach them how to fish?

24 posted on 03/04/2010 12:46:32 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: GeronL

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.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 12:50:44 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

sounds like a likely scenario


26 posted on 03/04/2010 12:59:01 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I’m thinking those are two different incidents. Same festival being celebrated but in different states. Course I don’t know Indian geography.


27 posted on 03/04/2010 2:13:30 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Cardhu

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.


28 posted on 03/04/2010 4:21:50 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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