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Up to 30 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India

ALLAHABAD, India — As many as 30 people were killed Sunday after a stampede broke out at a train station in the northern Indian town where millions of devout Hindus gathered for a religious festival, a senior government minister said.

Pawan Bansal, India’s railway minister, told reporters that the stampede took place as massive crowds flooded the Allahabad train station on Sunday evening.

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