Indian stampede kills 89

The incident took place when thousands of Hindu pilgrims were crossing a bridge.

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INDIA - About 89 people were killed and over 100 more injured after a stampede at a religious festival in India on Sunday.

The incident took place when thousands of Hindu pilgrims were crossing a bridge over the Sindh River on their way to a temple to begin the festival.

It's understood a false rumour claiming that the bridge was going to collapse sparked the stampede.

CNN-IBN correspondent Hemender Sharma said "rescue operations at the moment are complete and authorities are saying the number of casualties would actually rise."