Narayanganj, Bangladesh (BBN)-At least 10 people including seven women were trampled to death at a Hindu festival in Narayanganj, a central city of Bangladesh, on Friday.
Of the dead, three are male, confirmed local police.
Nearly 15 people were also injured in the stampede, they added.
The incident took place around 9:00am when the pilgrims of Sanatan belief were taking holy bath on the occasion of Astami Punnasnan, a religious festival of the Hindu, in Brahmaputra river in Langalbandh in Narayanganj.
Mohammad Zakaria, additional superintendent of police in Narayanganj, confirmed the incident to the media.
The casualty happened as thousands of Hindu devotees pushed and shoved along a narrow lane leading to Rajghat, on the bank of Brahmaputra river, in Bandar Police Station.
Around two million Hindu devotees from different parts of Bangladesh gathered in the place this year to cleanse their sins taking dip in the river.
The deceased and injured were elderly people.
Most of them were from Faridpur, Madaripur and Munshiganj districts of Bangladesh.
After the incident police went to the spot and retrieved the bodies.
The tragedy prompted local administration to impose a bar on elderly devotees from taking dips in the river.