11 killed in temple stampede in Jharkhand

Ranchi: At least 11 people, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured in a temple stampede in Jharkhand’s Deogarh district early today, police said.

“Ten men and a woman died as the devotees tried to overtake each other around 4 am,” Deputy Commissioner of police, Deogarh Amit Kumar told PTI.

The incident took place near a Durga temple at Belabagan More on Deogarh-Jassidih, about 350 kilometres from Ranchi, Civil Surgeon Diwakar Kamath said.

All the injured are being treated at a nearby hospital, Kamath said. (PTI)