- Sep 11, 2003
Women die in India train stampede
At least 14 women have been crushed to death in a stampede at a train station in northern India, officials say.
The stampede occurred at Mughalsarai, about 350km (217 miles) south-east of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
Thousands of pilgrims were changing trains on their way to a Hindu festival in the holy city of Varanasi. More than 40 other women were injured.
Officials said a sudden platform change announcement coincided with three packed trains arriving at once.
India is running out of room. Some kind of population control scheme would do the country good.