Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on October 17 conveyed his condolences to his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid over a recent stampede at an Indian Hindu temple that left 115 people dead and hundreds more injured.

The stampede occurred as nearly 150,000 pilgrims gathered at the Ratangarh temple in the central state of Madhya Pradesh to celebrate the Hindu holy festival of Navratri, said local police on October 14.-VNA