Officials say 102 pilgrims have been killed in a stampede at a religious festival in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
At least 44 more have been injured in the crush, which was reportedly triggered by a road accident.
The pilgrims were returning from the Hindu shrine of Sabarimala, which is in a remote, mountainous, densely-forested area.The stampede happened at Pulmedu, near the town of Vandiperiyar in Idukki district, Indian media reported.
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims had gathered at the hill shrine on Friday.
This was the last day of an annual festival.
The festival runs for two months and attracts millions of visitors every year. Reports differed as to exactly how the deadly crush was triggered.
The Indian PTI news agency said a jeep carrying pilgrims had driven into a crowd returning from the shrine, starting a panic.
However, the Times of India reported that the incident happened when the jeep broke down and overturned as pilgrims tried to move it.
It crushed a number of people and caused others to stumble, which then triggered the stampede, the report said.
The Bible says worshipers of idol make them selves worthless in the eyes of the living God.
I hate those who cling to worthless idols; as for me, I trust in the LORD
They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.
They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.
All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”
This tragedy in India, is a fruit of thousands of years of rejection of the Word of God. The Hindus will go on clinging to their idols, a path that leads them down into the abyss and the fire of Hell.
The living God and Master Jesus is the only one who can save them. But they refuse to listen to Him.
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Written by Ivar