Death toll in stampede at Hindu festival in India rises to 31
An Indian man weeps as he and other family members mourn next to the body of a relative who was killed in a stampede on a railway platform at the main railway station in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)
Published Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:04PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:37PM EST
ALLAHABAD, India -- An official says the death toll from a stampede during a Hindu festival in northern India has risen to 31.
Medical superintendent Dr. P. Padmakar of the main state-run hospital said Monday that at least 30 other pilgrims were injured in the crush at the main rail station in the pilgrim city of Allahabad.
Padmakar said 23 of the dead were women.
Tens of thousands of people were in the station when a section of a footbridge there collapsed, leading to the stampede late Sunday.