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February 23, 1997


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Sunday, February 23, 1997

Swami Nigamananda devotees were gathered for a four day religious congregation (Bhakta Sammilani) in the State Odisha took place on February 23, 1997, at the 46th annual conference of the devotees of Swami Nigamananda at Madhuban, near Baripada, in Mayurbhanj district, India. At least 176 persons were burnt to death and hundreds were injured due to fire engulfed the area which was suspected to have been caused by an electrical short circuit.


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