Police carry bodies outside the Naina Devi temple at Bilaspur in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. More than 150 Hindu worshippers were killed in a stampede during a religious festival, police said, most of whom died of suffocation with about 30 of the dead children. Iron railings leading to the Hindu temple broke, causing the stampede, senior police officers said. Thousands of worshippers gather at the temple in Bilaspur district every year to pray to a Hindu goddess during an annual festival. More than 3,000 people were trying to enter the temple premises at the same time when part of the railing broke, leading to panic, officials said. (Getty Images)
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