2 killed, nearly 20 injured in stampede-like situation India's Bengal
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  • 13:07 23 August 2019

2 killed, nearly 20 injured in stampede-like situation India's Bengal

Amid the festival of Janmashtami a mishap in Kachua, ONA reports citing Oneindia.

At least two persons were killed and over twenty injured in a stampede-like situation near a temple here on Friday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced compensation of Rs five lakh to family members of those killed in the stampede-like situation near Kachua Loknath temple.

There was a large crowd at Kachua Loknath temple this year. It started raining heavily in the wee hours and people tried to take shelter at makeshift bamboo stalls on the approach road to the temple. The bamboo structures collapsed after heavy rain.

"The place was narrow and in the rush, a few persons fell into the pond beside the temple and this created a confusion leading to a stampede-like situation there," the chief minister said.

Reportedly, two persons have died, a few injured and among those two are in very critical condition, CM Mamata rushed to the National Medical College and Hospital, where the injured were admitted. She said that the rescue operations are being carried out on the spot.

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