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One killed in stampede at Indian army recruitment

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AGRA, July 14 (UPI Asia) – One person was trampled to death and two people were injured in a stampede early Saturday at a recruitment center for the army in a northern Indian state.

About 10,000 candidates were gathered for recruitment tests at a stadium in the city of Agra in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh when the stampede occurred after a barricade collapsed due to pressure from the gathered crowd of aspirants.

An 18-year old army aspirant was killed and two aspirants were injured in the stampede, police said. The injured were transferred to the Army Hospital in the city.

Army recruitment drives attract a large number of interested candidates – mostly youth from rural areas – in India.
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