Four Pilgrims Killed In Stampede In Bihar

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

Summary: Begusarai: 3 killed in stampede at Kartik Purnima celebrationsThree people have been killed and ten others injured in a stampede at Kartik Purnima celebrations in Bihar's Begusarai district. No official confirmation on the number of casualties has been made as of yet, however, the number of deceased is expected to rise.

The authorities have begun rescue operations and the injured have been rushed to hospitals, officials said. He further added that the identities of the women have not been ascertained yet. They accused the administration of throwing two bodies into the river.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to those who lost their lives in the stampede at Simaria Ghat.

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"There was a huge crowd at the Kali temple near Simaria Ghat, where people had gathered to offer prayers on the occasion of Kartik Purnima".

ADG (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar Singhal also said the deaths were caused due to suffocation.

Begusarai SP Aditya Kumar said that the three who died were women and probably died of suffocation. "The IG zone and the DIG range would also take stock of the situation".

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