Deadly stampede at religious festival in India

At least 10 people were killed and many injured in a stampede at a religious ritual called, Somvati Amavasya. The temple is located in the Chitrakoot area of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Travellers should be aware that India has a history of dangerous stampedes occurring at congested, crowded religious festivals. To minimize safety risk, avoid large public gatherings or be sure to identify a safe route to exit a crowded venue.

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