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Begusarai: 3 killed in stampede at Kartik Purnima celebrations

06 November 2017, 12:13 | Bernice Figueroa

3 dead, 10 injured in stampede in Bihar

3 dead, 10 injured in stampede during Kartik Purnima celebrations in Bihar

Three people were killed and at least 10 others injured in a stampede which broke out in Bihar's Begusarai district, news agency ANI reported.

On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, hundreds and thousands of Hindu devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganga. Several numbers of pilgrims visited Ganga rivers banks to celebrate Kartik Purnima festival.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his grief over the mishap and announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next kin of the deceased.

As per reports are given in The Times of India, all the three-person that were killed in stampede were the woman.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased include two young men and two old women. The injured were rushed to the local hospital for treatment. There was no immediate information available on what may have caused the stampede at Simaria Ghat.Sources said the death toll might go up. "The IG zone and the DIG range would also take stock of the situation".

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

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