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Animal rights groups call for action after 3 deaths at Calgary Stampede

Animal rights groups call for action after 3 deaths at Calgary Stampede
Animal rights groups call for action after 3 deaths at Calgary Stampede

Reuters

India suspends six police officers, government officials over stampede that killed 121 people

Indian authorities have suspended six police officers and government officials over a stampede that left 121 people dead last week, accusing them of “negligence” in handling the event featuring a Hindu preacher. One of India’s worst stampedes in recent years came after about a quarter of a million people turned out to hear a self-proclaimed guru, far more than the 80,000 that authorities had allowed. Preliminary findings Tuesday by a panel investigating the incident held the event’s organizers responsible, saying they had failed to meet conditions for the gathering.