Indian temple stampede death toll hits over 200


AP

JODHPUR, India — A Hindu temple official blamed an unruly group of pilgrims trying to get ahead in a line of worshippers for a stampede that killed more than 200 people and injured nearly 60 in western India. Authorities were still working to determine the final death toll, but the number had already crossed 200, said senior police official Rajeev Dosat. The disaster occurred just as the doors of the temple were being opened for worship at dawn for more than 12,000 people celebrating a key Hindu festival in the historic city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan state.