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Two die at holy festival

Hindu devotees cross pontoon bridges to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India.

Two were killed in a stampede as millions of devout Hindus and thousands of Hindu holy men took a dip yesterday. According to the alignment of the stars it was the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh festival, which lasts for 55 days.

Picture: AP

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