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Nashik prepares for Kumbh Mela, ready to prevent stampede of 12 years ago

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:50


INDIA'S mass Hindu pilgrimage, the Kumbh Mela, officially starts in Maharashtra state on Tuesday, with organisers desperate to avoid a repeat of a deadly stampede at the same venue 12 years ago.

Thirty-nine pilgrims were trampled to death and dozens injured when the

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