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Tent collapse kills seven pilgrims at India religious gathering

Doctors attend to an injured pilgrim

By: Eastern Eye Staff

At least seven pilgrims were killed after a storm caused a tent to collapse onto devotees at the Kumbh Mela mass religious gathering in central India, triggering a small stampede, police said on Thursday. Forty others were injured when the makeshift tent caved in following strong winds at one of the sites of the Kumbh, a pilgrimage that draws millions over four weeks to participate in a sacred bathing ritual. “We have recovered seven bodies and 40 people are injured,” said Rakesh Gupta, a senior regional police officer in Madhya Pradesh state, adding that emergency workers in Ujjain district took…

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