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Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

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Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. 

An Indian Hindu pilgrim (left) holds her injured son's hand at a hospital at Seondha in the Datia district of central Madhya Pradesh on October 14, 2013

As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging.

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