At least 40 people were killed and about 100 people injured in a major stampede in the Chamunda Devi temple at the start of Navaratra festival here today.
The reason for the stampede at the temple in a hillock in the famous Jodhpur Fort was not known.
Of the 40 dead, 30 bodies were brought to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital and the remaining 10 to Mathura Das Hospital here, Divisional Commissioner Kiran Soni Gupta told PTI.
The devotees in huge number, especially women, had gathered at the temple from early this morning in view of the Navratra festival starting from today.
update: Death toll reaches 75, At least 75 people died and another 150 were injured after a stampede at a Hindu temple in Rajasthan, police said on Tuesday.
The toll may rise, a police officer said in the main control room in Jaipur.