Gujarat: 9 women killed in temple stampede

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Gandhinagar, Dec 21: At least nine women were killed and six other women injured in a stampede at a religious function in Gujarat's Rajkot district on Sunday night, Dec 20.

Two of the injured, who were admitted to the Junagadh Government Hospital, is critical, say doctors.

According to police, the incident took place during a feast of Levua Patel community at the Gopalnathji haveli in Dhoraji town.

Police said, "With more than expected number of people turning up for the religious congregation, there was a stampede in the queue for women after two of them squabbled and came to blows."

Police are trying to identify the dead.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences and ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident.

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