Crowd stampede causes at least 37 deaths

A crowd stampede on Monday at a railway station in northern India, after a religious festival, has caused at least 37 deaths and 39 injuries, mostly women, children and elderly, according to the latest information available.

The incident occurred late Sunday near the Allahabda station’ssixth platform, where more than a million-and-a-half pilgrims had gathered to catch trains to return home after a ritual under Khumb Mela religious festival.

The main Hindu festival occurs four times in every 12 years in Allahabada, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar.