Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:30 PM by Associated Press
ALLAHABAD, India - An official says the death toll from a stampede during a Hindu festival in northern India has risen to 31.
The medical superintendent of the main state-run hospital says at least 30 other pilgrims were injured in the crush at the main rail station in the pilgrim city of Allahabad.
The superintendent says 23 of the dead were women.
Tens of thousands of people were in the station when a section of a footbridge there collapsed, leading to the stampede late Sunday.
An estimated 30 million Hindus were expected to take a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers on Sunday, one of the holiest bathing days of the Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival. The festival lasts 55 days and is one of the world's largest religious gatherings.
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