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187 hurt at Buddhist temple

News24, April 10, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- A 200m-high wooden platform at a Buddhist temple in Taiwan collapsed early on Saturday, injuring 187 pilgrims preparing for a group photograph, a rescue official said.

About 200 pilgrims were climbing the platform in the Lingyen Mountain Temple in the central Nantou County when it came crashing down at 05:45, rescue official Cheng Lin-sheng told AFP.

The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals and at least four people were in critical condition, he said.

Television reports said about 2 000 pilgrims were lining up to climb the platform for the huge group photo when the stand collapsed.


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