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The News Minute| August 25, 2014| 12.00 pm IST Ten pilgrims were killed and over 20 injured Monday when a rumour triggered a stampede at a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district, authorities said. The stampede took place when the pilgrims were performing the 'parikrama' (circumambulation) of a hill near the Kamta Nath temple in Chitrakoot. Satna is over 400 km from here. Sources said a large number of pilgrims thronged the temple as it was the auspicious "Somvati Amavasya". They were going around the hill when a rumour broke out of a snapped live wire, causing the stampede. The dead included six women. A magisterial probe has been ordered. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh condoled the loss of lives in the stampede. "Deeply saddened to know about 10 pilgrim deaths in a stampede at a temple in Chitrakoot area of Madhya Pradesh," he said in a tweet. "I offer my condolences to the bereaved families and wish for speedy recovery of those who got injured in the stampede," he added. With IANS

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