Kartik Purnima, Bihar crowd incident 04/11/2017

Three killed in stampede in Bihar’s Begusarai during Kartik Purnima celebrations

The incident took place at Simaria ghat, when thousands of pilgrims had gathered for the holy dip; Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh.

Bihar: 3 women die as people rush to take holy dip on Kartik Purnima

While police initially said there was a stampede, SP Aditya Kumar later denied it, saying the women, all in their 80s, died of suffocation because of the heavy rush of pilgrims.

Three women die during Karthik Purnima rush in Bihar

“These three women apparently felt claustrophobic and collapsed on the narrow pathway leading to the temple,” the SP said. The situation was perfectly under control in the area, he said.

Bihar: Stampede in Begusarai on Kartik Purnima kills 3, Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh

At least two pilgrims were killed and over a dozen others were injured on Saturday in a stampede on the banks of the Ganga river in Bihar’s Begusarai district.

3 Killed, Over Dozen Injured In Stampede At Ganga Ghat In Bihar

A stampede erupted this morning during the Kartik Purnima celebrations at the Simaria ghat in Bihar’s Begusarai, where thousands of devotees had gathered for the holy dip

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