(BBC) -Twelve people have been killed after a stampede at a hilltop Hindu temple in India, police said.
A further eight people were injured at the religious festival at a popular temple of Hindu goddess Mahakali , in the Western state of Gujarat.
Thousands of people reportedly crowded a narrow path leading to the temple when the stampede occurred.
Some worshippers are thought to have been pushed off the bridge while others were trampled.
The BBC South Asia's correspondent says there are accounts that thousands of people climbing up to the temple and thousands more descending after completing their visit were all trying to use one narrow bridge across a gorge.
There was a crush and then a stampede, he says.
The temple is situated in Panchmahal district, nearly 150km ( 90 miles) south of Ahmadabad , the main city of western Gujarat state.