An India stampede killed 89 as people reacted to a rumor that the bridge they were crossing was about to collapse, causing this stampede. This stampede happened in a remote India village and authorities report that 17 children and 31 women were among the dead, according to Boston.com on Oct. 13.
Over 500,000 people had made the journey to a remote Ratangarh village temple in Datia to honor the Hindu Mother goddess Durga on the very last day of the Navaratra festival, which is a 10-day event. While they were crossing a bridge, word spread that the bridge was about to give way, sending people rushing to get off in a stampede that turned deadly.
Besides the high number of people who died in this stampede, at least 100 people were treated for injuries in a nearby hospital. The hospital reports that the injuries included broken bones. Police charged the crowd wielding sticks in an effort to stop the stampede, but to no avail. The state has ordered an investigation into the incident.