Official: 6 Hindus die in stampede in India

By the Associated Press | November 8, 2011 | 2:40 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An official says six Hindus have died in a stampede during a religious ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India.

Amit Chandola, a government spokesman, says another 50 people were injured Tuesday in Haridwar, a temple-filled town in Uttar Pradesh state at the foothills of the Himalayas where the Ganges enters the sprawling plains of northern India.

Thousands of people converged on the banks of the river for a prayer ceremony.