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36 killed as stampede mars India's Kumbh festival

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At least 36 people died in a terrifying stampede as pilgrims headed home from India's Kumbh Mela religious festival, which drew a record 30 million people to the banks of the Ganges. 

Officials stand among some of the travellers that were killed during a stampede at the railway station in Allahabad, on February 10, 2013. At least 36 people died in a terrifying stampede as pilgrims headed home from India's Kumbh Mela religious festival, which drew a record 30 million people to the banks of the Ganges.

Dozens more were injured in the crush on Sunday evening at a railway station, marking a tragic end to the most auspicious day of the 55-day Hindu festival in northern India, the world's largest gathering of humanity.

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