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150 Said Killed in India Stampede

January 25, 2005

BOMBAY, India (AP) _ Thousands of Hindus panicked during a religious procession in western India on Tuesday, triggering a stampede that killed at least 150 people, a local official said. Many more people were injured.

The stampede occurred near the village of Wai, some 150 miles south of Bombay.

Sharad Jadhav, the second-highest local official, said he’d been told by officials at the scene that 150 people were killed.

``The stampede occurred due to overcrowding,″ he said.

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