Stampede at recruitment fair injures dozens, kills one

More than 40,000 people travelled to small Indian village for a shot at 101 jobs

One person was crushed to death and dozens more injured when a stampede broke out at a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) recruitment rally outside Jaipur, India earlier this month.

More than 40,000 young people from the northern Indian states of Harayana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal gathered at the CISF campus in Kunda village for a recruitment test for 101 positions of barbers and washermen.

The district and police administration weren't adequately informed about the amount of people who would be showing up for the recruitment drive, said a police spokesman. Before the recruitment process could start, the large crowd lost control, leading to a stampede, he said.

One of the candidates said there was only one small gate open as an exit and students were falling over each other trying to get through.

The recruitment process was cancelled in the wake of the incident.

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