Devotees at the Sangam ritual bathing site in Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo: AP

‘A nightmare’: Hindu devotees battle separation anxiety as 150 million people gather for India’s Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious festival

  • A state-of-the-art police command centre, 15 lost-and-found camps, and 3,500 loudspeakers help reunite friends and family separated in the chaos
  • Many find their way back to their families, while some are stranded at the lost-and-found centres for weeks, and others use the festival to dump elderly relatives or unwanted children
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Devotees at the Sangam ritual bathing site in Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo: AP
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