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12 killed many injured during stampede at Hindu Temple in IOJK.

Devotees come to mark the beginning of New Year.

Srinagar,

Stampede at a Temple in the Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir-IOJK at Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, on Saturday morning leaves 12 Hindu pilgrims died and more than a dozen were injured, IOJK police said.

All injured have been shifted to a hospital. The stampede broke out due to a huge crowd of devotees and had come to mark the beginning of the New Year, another Police official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tweeted  a condolence message that, “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan”.

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