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PM expresses grief over Jodhpur temple tragedy

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 IANS

Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed 'shock and grief' over the death of at least 144 devotees in a stampede at a temple in Jodhpur.


"He has conveyed his sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families. He has also wished a speedy recovery to all the injured," a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.



Manmohan Singh arrived in Paris Monday on a two-day visit during which the two countries will sign three agreements, including a defining civil nuclear cooperation agreement.



In one of worst tragedies in Rajasthan, at least 144 people were killed and about 300 injured in a stampede that took place near the Chamunda Devi temple near Jodhpur on the occasion of the start of the Navaratri festival Tuesday morning.


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