Hindu Pilgrims Stampeded

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Hindu Pilgrims Stampeded

 It does not really state WHY the whole thing got set in motion: 

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32082132

 

At least 10 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.

Police inspector Nasir Ahmed told AFP news agency the crush had involved "huge numbers of people".

The 16 quays used for the ritual bathing were unable to cope with so many devotees, police told bdnews 24.

The incident happened during the Astami Snan, one of the largest annual Hindu ceremonies in Bangladesh.

Mr Ahmed said police were investigating what had gone wrong.

"The stampede involved a huge number of people as thousands of shoes could still be seen on the road an hour after it happened," he added.

Ritual bathing started early on Friday, reaching a peak at around the time of the accident, police told bdnews24.

Some of those attending said that there were not enough ambulances or police officers to ensure the safety of devotees.

However, officials say that at least 700 police officers were on duty but their task was made harder because the number of people attending the festival, which goes on until Saturday.

Numbers were higher this year as it took place during public holidays to celebrate Bangladesh's national day.

"All of a sudden, I heard cries and saw people getting trampled," survivor Laxmi Rana Saha told AFP. "I lost my nephew in the chaos. I only survived by running to higher ground."

 

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harleysportster wrote: Mr

harleysportster wrote:
Mr Ahmed said police were investigating what had gone wrong.

A combination of poverty, overpopulation, and religion? heh.

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this happens constantly at

this happens constantly at these things in india. this is not anything shocking. too many people all trying to get to the same place, and add into the mix that hindu monks are often aggressive in shoving their way through crowds. shaivite monks are known to carry tridents, which they don't hesitate to use in these situations.

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 Now now guys, religion is

 Now now guys, religion is never harmful, we must never speak ill of religion, someone might get their feelings hurt.

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    Brian, link us to

 

   Brian, link us to that Einstein quote....and Bob bless you.


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Brian37 wrote: Now now

Brian37 wrote:

 Now now guys, religion is never harmful, we must never speak ill of religion, someone might get their feelings hurt.

Again Brian tries to imply that he's the only one standing up to theism. He's oblivious to the fact that he's the only one who is NOT standing up to theism.

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