Kumbh Mela fiasco raises security concern for tourists

Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

ve been killed and hundreds were injured after a stampede broke out at a train station in the northern Indian town on Sunday where millions of devout Hindus gathered for the much revered Indian Hindu festival, Kumbh Mela. The festival which is held four times within a span of twelve years beckoned as many as 35 million tourists and devotees this year.

The mishap has triggered a furor amongst foreign travelers who have quite rightly questioned the safety of tourists. As per reports, the stampede took place after a section of a crowded footbridge at the Allahabad train station collapsed on Sunday evening.

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