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Bodies are pictured on a bridge following a stampede outside the Ratangarh Temple in Datia district, India's Madhya Pradesh state, on October 13, 2013. A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 60 people in India and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the water below, police said.

More than 110 feared dead in MP stampede

More than 110 people died and over a 100 were injured in a stampede during the Navratri festival near a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district. The stampede was caused by a group of people who, in order to jump the long queue, spread the rumour that the bridge on the river they were traversing over was on the verge of the collapse. Almost 5 lakh devotees had assembled for the Durga Puja festivities at the temple, situated  60 km from Datia. Over 25, 000 people were on the bridge when the stampede occurred.