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Stampede at Indian railway platform kills at least 18

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An Indian woman weeps as she watches from a staircase as rescue workers tend to the bodies of those killed in a stampede on a railway platform at the main railway station in Allahabad, India, Feb. 10,

At least 18 people were killed in a stampede in the Indian city of Allahabad on Sunday as Hindus returned from a river dip at the world's largest religious festival.

 An overcrowded railway station footbridge buckled and a railing collapsed, sending some people slipping down the stairs and triggering the stampede, a top state government official told Reuters, not wishing to be quoted by name.

-- Reported by Reuters

Full story: At least 18 killed during India festival stampede

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An Indian man weeps as he and other family members mourn next to the body of a relative who was killed.

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Indian police carry the body of a pilgrim who was killed.

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A woman lies on a bed at the Railway Hospital in Allahabad after being injured.

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Thousands of people crowd a platform waiting for trains to take them back home after visiting the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India.