3 killed, 10 injured in Bihar stampede

06 November, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Essie Rivera
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At least four people were killed and several were left injured following a stampede during Kartik puja celebrations in Bihar's Begusarai district on Saturday morning. "The deceased were of very old age and perhaps died due to suffocation amid the huge crowd", the Times of India quoted Kumar as saying.

On the eve of Kartik Purnima, thousands of devotees gathered at the Simaran Ghat in Bihar's Begusarai district to take the holy dip in Ganga river.

According to the information, the injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital.

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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the other hand, has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the family members of the deceased. "Attempts are being made to establish the identity of the third woman", the SP added. There was no immediate information available on what may have caused the stampede at Simaria Ghat.Sources said the death toll might go up.

As per the reports, the police is trying to clear the incident and also investigating the ascertain cause behind the stampede.

Asked if he was ruling out a possibility of stampede, Mr. Singhal said, "We will reach a final conclusion only after the post-mortem reports arrive".

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