Death Toll in India Stampede Reaches 116

Over 100 people have tragically lost their lives and more than a dozen others were injured in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in northern India, authorities report.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in a village within Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, located approximately 200km (125 miles) southeast of New Delhi. A large crowd had assembled for a sermon by a preacher when a sudden and intense dust storm triggered panic among departing attendees.

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