Human stampede at religious festival in Deoghar, India

In Deoghar, India, 10 people died and 48 were injured when thousands tried to force their way into a temple when the gates opened.

Advice For Travellers

Stampedes at India's religious festivals are not uncommon where huge crowds gather with few safety or crowd control measures. Avoid these gatherings or celebrations or stay on the periphery of the area. If you are caught in a crowd, keep your hands up by your chest and attempt to move diagonally to the periphery.