Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar explained shocking facts about the stampede that took place at Kotagummam Pushkar Ghat in Rajahmundry on the first day of Godavari Pushkaralu, which took lives of at least 32 people.
Undavalli has faulted Chandrababu Naidu taking more time in performing the rituals at Pushkar ghat and thereby not allowing the devotees to pushkar ghats for longer period of time. He said, the stampede lasted for about one-and-half hour and alleged the seriously injured pilgrims were left unattended for about two hours.
He said, there was no one to offer even water to the injured pilgrims. Those who were fainted were lying on the ground and were taken for dead . He said, no officials or police to extend aid to the stampede victims.
He alleged that police personnel relaxed after left the Pushkar Ghat after having holy dip thus causing the crowd to go uncontrol, which led to tragic incident