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10 die in stampede during Hindu religious gathering in Narayangonj


Relatives are crying near dead body who died in a stampede during the "Astami snan"



At least 10 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site. Police inspector Nasir Ahmed told news sources that the crush had involved 'huge numbers of people'. The 16 quays used for the ritual bathing were unable to cope with so many devotees, police said.




The incident happened during the Astami Snan, one of the largest annual Hindu ceremonies in Bangladesh. Around a million pilgrims from Bangladesh and surrounding countries travel to the area each year to wash in the Brahmaputra river at Langalband, 20km south of the capital, Dhaka





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