Vaishno Devi stampede: Eyewitnesses narrate tragic incident

At least 12 people were killed and 15 were injured after a stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir early on Saturday, authorities said.

Speaking to India Today, an eyewitness from Haryana who was present in the temple precinct when the tragic accident happened said there was no way to leave because of the large number of devotees milling about the shrine. People started pushing and shoving and some fell down on the ground and passed out, causing a panic which resulted in the stampede.