NEW DELHI (AP) — A pre-dawn stampede killed 10 people Monday at a Hindu temple in central India, a top police official said.

The stampede happened in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh after a live electrical wire shocked a woman, setting off a panic, said S.R. Yadav, Satna's deputy superintendent of police.

The devotees were marking Somvati Amavasya, a holy day in honor of Lord Shiva.

Deadly stampedes are fairly common during India's often-chaotic religious gatherings and festivals, where large crowds gather in small areas with few safety or crowd control measures.

In October 2013, another stampede in Madhya Pradesh state killed more than 110 people, mostly women and children.




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