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Investigators Looking Into India Temple Stampede, 104 Dead

Image Courtesy - ABC News(NEW DELHI) -- Investigators are looking in to what caused a stampede that left at least 104 people dead and 60 injured at a shrine in India.  Authorities deny claims of inadequate security at the Hindu shrine of Sabarimala, in the southern province of Kerala.

The stampede happened Friday at the end of a two-month-long ritual, where officials estimate 200,000 people were gathered.  Initial reports show a vehicle ran out of control and into the crowd, starting the panic.

In 1999, 50 people died in a similar panic at the same festival.  Inadequate security was found to be the cause then, but state and local authorities deny that is the case now.

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