Thursday, October 2, 2008

Death toll rises to 224 in Indian temple stampede

A police officer carries a stampede victim at the Chamunda Devi temple inside the massive 15th century Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur, India, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. At least 80 people were killed and more than 150 injured when thousands of pilgrims stampeded Tuesday at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India, police said. (AP Photo)

The death toll was revised upward after police found that several local people had taken their dead relatives home and later cremated them without informing authorities.

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