| GEO World|
| 63 dead, dozens injured in temple stampede|
| Updated at: 1439 PST, Thursday, March 04, 2010|
LUCKNOW: A senior local government official said that the death toll in a stampede at a temple in north India has risen to 63.
Ashok Kumar says dozens of people were also injured Thursday when thousands of people crowded into the compound of a temple in Kunda, a small town 112 miles (180 kilometers) southeast of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.
Local police official Brij Lal says free clothes and utensils were being distributed at a religious function at the Ram Janki temple, which likely caused the stampede.