In a tragic incident, A stampede occurred at Baba Jai Gurudev’s sabha in Varanasi killing more than 19 people.
According to the local doctor, At least 19 people were brought dead, out of which 15 females, and 4 males. Apart, Four people suffered severe injuries. While the eye-witness said, There was a lot of chaos in the meeting and people were pushed, which led to the stampede.
UP IG (Law and Order) Hari Ram Sharma said The incident will be probed as to who is responsible, arrangements for crowd control and the lapses. While CM office monitoring situation.Guilty will be booked for negligence.
PM Narendra Modi expressed his grief over loss of lives. He said , “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with those injured.I have spoken to officials & asked them to ensure all possible help to those affected due to the stampede in Varanasi.”
PM announces ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs each to next of kin of those killed, Rs 50,000 for those injured. While UP CM announces Rs 2 lakhs each for kin of those killed in the Varanasi stampede,also announces Rs 50,000 each for the critically injured.