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Allahabad tragedy Live: No idea why crowds surged, says Rail official

by FP Staff  Feb 11, 2013 14:40 IST

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At least 36 persons were killed and many injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station teeming with thousands of pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the 'Maha Kumbh'.

The stampede occurred at 7pm, when Platforms No 5 and 6 of the station were packed with thousands of passengers waiting for trains to return home.

Volunteers carry away an injured person at the Allahabad station: AP

Volunteers carry away an injured person at the Allahabad station: AP

The bodies of some of the victims shrouded in white cloth were kept at the platform for several hours.

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