Thursday, March 4, 2010

Celebration at Hindu temple turns into deadly stampede

The Wall St. Journal reports on a "">stampede at a Hindu temple in India that it notes is "the latest in a string of disasters that highlights the terrifying frequency with which pilgrimages turn deadly when religious fervor collides with India's appalling infrastructure."

Although this story was covered by many media outlets worldwide (more than 800, according to Google), I thought the Journal's inclusion of context was really well done. Historical information, a quote from an expert and well-chosen photos combine to help the reader to understand the origin of an event that may puzzle readers in other parts of the world.

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