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12 dead in stampede at Hindu shrine in Indian Kashmir

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At least 12 pilgrims died and 14 were injured on Saturday in a stampede at a popular Hindu shrine in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Officials said the stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine was triggered by a massive rush of devotees wanting to pay obeisance on the first day of the new year. The Vaishno Devi shrine dedicated to a mother goddess is located at a hill top in the Kathua region of Jammu. It draws a few thousand devotees daily despite an arduous climb. A huge number of devotees had entered the complex leading to the cave-shrine without permission slips leading to the stampede, a…

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