32 Die as Hindu Pilgrims Stampede

United Press International

Rope barriers set up to contain thousands of Hindu pilgrims during a religious procession in northern India gave way, resulting in a stampede in which at least 32 people were killed and 30 injured, news reports said today.

They said the accident occurred late Sunday during the “Kartik Parikrama” festival in the town of Ayodhya, 350 miles southeast of New Delhi.