More than 200 dead in temple stampede

JODHPUR, India (AP) -- The number of dead from yesterday's stampede at a temple in western India has climbed past 200. And authorities are still working to determine the final death toll.

An official at the Hindu temple is blaming the stampede on an unruly group of pilgrims who were trying to get ahead in a line of worshippers.

In addition to those killed, dozens more were hurt.

It happened just as the doors of the temple were being opened for worship at dawn. More than 12,000 people were celebrating a key Hindu festival in the historic city of Jodhpur.

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