Over 50 killed in stampede at religious gathering in India

More than 50 people have reportedly been killed in a stampede at a Hindu religious event in northern India.

Major Indian media outlets reported that the stampede occurred on Tuesday in the state of Uttar Pradesh. They said more than 10,000 people had gathered at an outdoor venue to hear the speech by a religious leader.

British public broadcaster BBC cited local authorities as saying that the accident happened as people were heading toward the exit.