22 killed in a stampede at Godavari Pushkaralu in Rajahmundry

godavariAt least 22 people were killed and hundreds injured in a stampede on the banks of the River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh during Godavari Pushkaralu.

After Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s Holy Dip in the river stampede Erupted as the crowd went uncontrollable. More 11 women were in the victims , the bodies are shifted to Rajahmundry Government Hospital.

Pilgrims reportedly rushed towards one of the gates that allows access to the river banks; a group of women slipped and died in stampede.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had spoken to Chief Minister Naidu He tweeted I spoke to CM @ncbn & discussed the situation with him. The State Government is working to restore normalcy..Deeply pained at the loss of lives due to stampede at Rajahmundry. My condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.