Human Stampede Triggered By Bridge Collapse Kills 14

Category: World / Nov 19, 2012 5:24PM EDT
At least 14 people were killed on Monday (November 19) and many more were injured in a stampede in the Indian city of Patna. Among the casualties were women and children who had come to the biggest Hindu festival in Bihar state. The stampede reportedly had been triggered by the collapse of a makeshift bamboo bridge built along the banks of the river. Devotees had gathered along the river to offer prayers to the setting Sun. The injured, several of who were said to be in critical condition, were taken to hospital in Patna.