At least 117 killed in stampede at prayer meet in UP, toll likely to rise

On July 2, a prayer meeting took a tragic turn, as at least 87, mostly women, were killed in a stampede at a religious event in Phulrai village (Sikandrau jurisdiction) of the Hathras district. The toll is likely to rise further as bodies are being recovered and taken to hospitals. An FIR has been launched against the preacher Bhole Baba and organisers of congregation.

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