63 dead in Indian temple stampede
Sixty-three people, all of them women and children, were crushed to death on Thursday in a stampede at a temple in northern India. The 37 children and 26 women killed had gathered to collect free clothes and food as part of a religious festival.
At the time the crush occurred, around 10,000 people were outside the Hindu temple in Pratapgarh, in the northern Uttar Pradesh state.
The stampede began when a large metal gate fell on to the crowd.
"The number of those injured is not very large and most of them have gone back home after the stampede," Deputy Superintendent of police SP Pathak told AFP from the scene.
Not a single adult male had been crushed in the stampede, Pathak said, as women and children were at the front of the surging crowd.