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Varanasi:PM Modi condoles death of 19 people in stampede during Baba Jai Gurudev’s sabha

Varanasi(ANI): At least 19 people were killed in a stampede during Baba Jai Gurdev’s sabha in Varanasi. Fifteen of them were women and four were men.

“There was a lot of chaos, even we were pushed. Many people have died including my mother,” an eyewitness told ANI.

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Varanasi stampede: 19 brought dead, out of which 15 females, and 4 males. Four injured, says doctor (visuals from the hospital)
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The incident took place in Padao area near Rajghat bridge.

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UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has announced Rs 2 lakhs each for kin of those killed in the stampede.

PM Modi expressed his condolences and said, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. My condolences to the bereaved families. My prayers with those injured. I have spoken to officials and asked them to ensure all possible help to those affected due to the stampede in Varanasi.”

More details are awaited.