Bihar: 3 women killed in temple stampede

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Patna, Sep 3: At least three women were killed and 50 others were injured in a stampede at a hilltop temple in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Thursday, Sep 2, police said.

The incident occurred when hundreds of Hindu devotees were offering prayers at the hilltop Siddhnath temple in Jehanabad district.

"A rumour spread like wildfire that a railing had broken and it created panic among the devotees causing the stampede," a police officer said.

The injured were taken to nearby hospital. Jehanabad District Magistrate Palka Sahni said that a medical team had been rushed to the site.

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