Britain condoles Naina Devi stampede deaths

August 4th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 4 (IANS) The British government Monday condoled the deaths of worshippers in a stampede at the Naina Devi temple. Foreign Office Minister Kim Howells said he was “deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life of over 145 worshippers at the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday”.

“I was especially disturbed to hear that so many children were amongst those that died. I convey the UK’s, as well as my own personal, deep-felt condolences to the family members of all those killed or injured in the tragedy,” he added.

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