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18 killed, over 50 injured in Mumbai stampede

English.news.cn   2014-01-18 11:15:23

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- At least 18 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a stampede in Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday, a senior police official said.

"The stampede broke out in the financial capital's posh Malabar Hill area where hundreds of people gathered to pay last respect to a spiritual leader who died Friday. While 18 people died on the spot, the injured have been admitted to a local hospital," he said on condition of anonymity.

A probe has been ordered to determine the exact cause of the incident, the official added.

Editor: chengyang
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