Friday, September 07, 2007

11 die in stampede near Jabalpur

JABALPUR: At least 11 people, including five women, were killed and more than 20 injured, three of them critically, in a stampede at a congregation in village Bharra, some 30 km from Jabalpur.

The stampede took place at Surgeon Baba's ashram in the village, who claims to have healing power that cures eye diseases. About 5,000 people visited the healing session on Thursday. He uses herbs for curing the ailments.

The critically injured persons were rushed to a hospital, while the rest are being treated at a primary health centre.

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