Three killed in Bihar stampede during Kartik Purnima festival

At least three woman have been killed and several injured in a stampede in Bihar’s Simariya Ghat on the banks of river Ganga around 7 am today.

The incident took place in a narrow lane next to the ghat where the crowd gathered in large numbers for the Kartik Purnima festival

The cause to stampede has not been determined, said Sadar Deputy Superintendent of Police Mithilesh Kumar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4lakh for families of the dead and free of cost treatment to those injured.

 

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