6 Killed and 15 injured in Gangasagar stampede

gangasagarIn a tragic incident Around 6 pilgrims have reportedly died in a stampede like situation in Kachuberia area in Gangasagar, West Bengal.

The stampede took place near Gangasagar on jetty number 5 of Kachuberia area where the devotees had gathered.

The west bengal government has announced 6 lakhs ex gratia to the families of the victims. Around 15 people were injured.

On the eve of Makar Sankranti they come together to take a holy dip in Ganga . There was a mad rush to board boat at the Gangasagar , which led to stampede .