January 29th, 2013
03:52 AM ET

Funerals, tears, cries for justice after Brazil club fire

Souls rose to heaven symbolically Monday night, when marchers in this southern Brazilian town remembered those who perished in a nightclub inferno during a packed concert.

The mourners, wearing white, released 231 white helium balloons into the sky - one for each life lost.

They hope there won't be more.

Eighty three more victims lie hospitalized - 75 of whom could forfeit their lives to the severe burns and smoke inhalation they suffered when the Kiss nightclub went up in flames Sunday, authorities said.

November 19th, 2012
01:24 PM ET

Stampede kills at least 10 in eastern India

At least 10 people were killed in a stampede during a Hindu ritual in eastern India Monday, police said.

The crush occurred on a bridge along the banks of the river Ganges in Patna, capital of Bihar state, according to authorities.

The site was packed by hundreds of thousands of devotees celebrating the annual festival of Chhath, Patna's police chief Jayant Kant told CNN.

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November 23rd, 2010
05:57 PM ET

Death toll in Cambodia stampede now at 375

The death and injury toll from a stampede at a Cambodian festival continued to rise Tuesday as families mourned.

The number of deaths is now at 375 and the number of injured is up to 755, the country's official news agency said Tuesday.

Cambodia has declared Thursday a national day of mourning for those who died Monday in the crush at the annual Water Festival in the capital city of Phnom Penh, the news agency AKP reported.

On Tuesday some victims' families and leaders gathered for a religious ceremony for the dead.


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