Sunday, July 14, 2024

Hathras stampede: 116 killed at satsang – N.F Times

Hathras: At least 116 people, including 106 women and seven children, were killed after a stampede broke out at a religious event in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras on Tuesday, officials have said.

The stampede occurred during a ‘satsang’ (prayer meeting) which was attended by thousands. Visuals from the Community Health Centre showed several bodies being brought there in buses and tempos in the presence of crying relatives.

Hathras chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Manjeet Singh said a total of 116 people have died so far. Thirty-two bodies were brought here, and 19 of them have been identified. “We are identifying the rest of them…” he said.

Aligarh district magistrate Vishak G Iyer said as many as 23 bodies have been brought to Aligarh, and a total of three injured people are receiving treatment, and out of them, one is in critical condition.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken note of the incident and, on his directions, a committee has been set up to investigate the incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu also expressed their condolences to the families of those who were killed and said they were praying for the speedy recovery of the injured. PM Modi said the Centre is extending all possible help to the Uttar Pradesh government.

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