外文标题：110 pilgrims killed in stampede on bridge leading to Ratangarh temple in MP
BHOPAL: The Navratra festivities ended in tragedy when 110 pilgrims including women and children were killed and more than 100 injured in a stampede on a bridge leading to the historic Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. It was a disastrous re-run of the 2006 stampede when more than 50 pilgrims had got washed away falling in panic into the Sindh river off the same bridge in 2006.
Eyewitnesses said over-crowding of the bridge, which is 500m long and 10m wide, caused one of its railings to snap, which led some people to shout that the bridge was collapsing. With more than a lakh of people for the pilgrimage, this set off panic with people trying to rush to safety, which caused the stampede.
Tomsan Kattackal (NOTA Supporter)
Inefficiency of the state government and police.
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Karthigesu Arinesali (London)
This is a very unfortunate tragedy that has struck so many lives of people who had gone on a pilgrimage.
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Certainly not for the first time and certainly not for the last time, stampede deaths taking place in India, where life has no value and the inept police is good for nothing. The concept of crowd management despite wages being so low is simply not there.
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poor crowd control !!
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Emile Heskey (India)
Undertake dangerous journey to pray to god for a long life; end up getting killed in the process. Oh the irony. Education is the real god that our society needs. Everyone with half a brain realizes that religion is simply a creation of the powerful that is used to keep the masses in check. I wish i had invented religion. I would have made more money than all the black money, amassed by our politicians, put together. Ask the worlds most successful people - Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs (who was a zen Buddhist, not an idol worshipper) , Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg etc. how religious they are. Heck Bill Gates is a confirmed atheist.
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R.M.N Bhatti (Pakistan)
Please celebrate it and also be ready to celebrate Cyclone Phailin as you people celebrated over the earthquake in Baluchistan (Pakistan).
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Lives saved from Phailin lost in Stampede. Clearly shows Govt which talks too much never delivers.
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What government can deliver with people living in stone age mentality. shame.
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All the TRUSTEES of the Temple must be Arrested right away....... If they can't handle CROWDS and can't provide SECURITY to People, they have no Right to arrange any Events !!!
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Ravikant (Mumbai, INDIA) replies to Dinesh
what do you expect? how can you control the crowd of 100000 people anyhow?
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kamal narayan ()
Modi should have done some charisma to save lives of innocent pilgrims,but it seems he is hiding somewhere,not a good sign for a prime-minister in waiting.
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Ravikant (Mumbai, INDIA)
Time to Question. Does GOD really exist? Or at least does he exist in Man-Made Statues and Photos? Time to Rethink... Think More...
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Sameer S (Mumbai)
Natrue's fury, much feared cyclone toll - less than 20. And religious frenzy compounded by administrative failure claims 100 in this temple stampede.
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Mukesh S (India)
Would have been blessed if they cared about the poor and needy in their neighbourhood,rather than feeding the statues made by men.Priority is lacking.
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my guess is the bridge was constructed by congressi govt. what is your guess?
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Osup Dai (Pasighat Arunachal)
God love them and took them to heaven.
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Rabin Chanda (Kolkata)
One lakh pilgrims and poor monitoring, caused casualty .Organizers are most hopeless spectator.
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biplop (New Delhi)
Who is responsible for this? As it is the case of poor peoples so matter less. Punish all who are responsible for this mess.
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SAD. WHEN ORISA CAN HANDLE 9 LAKH AND 23 DEAD. MP CAN'T 1 LAKH 110 DEAD FOR NO REASON, OTHER THAN ADMINISTRATIVE LAPSE...
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THIS IS PROOF OF GOD DOES NOT EXIST, OPEN YOUR EYES , BAD PEOPLE ALWAYS LIVE HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE, WHERAS GOOD, HONEST AND INNOCENT ALWAYS SUFFER.
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see how congress manage the big cyclone, bjp cant manage one lakh pilgirims
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