Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dying to pray.

Common sense states that an activity that has caused deaths in the past, without any gain, is something that we should avoid. Try telling that to Hindus in India.

This morning, the were 144 people killed in the western state of Rajasthan. This tragic loss of life occurred when approximately 25,ooo worshipers were climbing to the 15th century Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur's hill-top Mehrangarh Fort at the start of Navaratri, a major Hindu festival. Some people lost their footing, causing panic and a stampede.

Stampede in India kills 144

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