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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 August, 2003, 20:51 GMT 21:51 UK
In pictures: Stampede in India
Unidentified dead bodies of stampede victims lie at Nasik hospital, some 187 kilometres north of Bombay
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At least 33 people have died in a stampede at a Hindu religious festival in western India
A pilgrim injured in a stampede at the Kumbh Mela is taken for treatment at the hospital in Nasik
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Many others have been injured in the incident, which took place near Nasik, north-east of Bombay
A man injured in a stampede is treated for head injuries
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The devotees were attending one of India's Kumbh Mela festivals
Police try to control pilgrims taking a dip in the river Godavari at the Kumbh Mela in Nasik
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Police attempted to control the crowds trying to enter the river Godavari
Hindu devotee Amit Goel searches for his missing uncle among dead bodies of stampede victims kept at the Nasik hospital
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But a stampede occurred, some say as people rushed to get money thrown by holy men
Pilgrims take a dip in the waters of the Godavari river which are regarded to be holy
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During the festival, millions of Hindus seek to bathe in the waters which are regarded to be holy
Hindu devotees assemble for the royal bath in the river Godavari
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They believe the water washes away sin






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