Begusarai: 3 killed in stampede at Kartik Purnima celebrations

Reports are rushing in from Bihar's Begusarai district, where almost four people were killed while severely injuring several others in a stampede during the Kartik puja celebrations.

The incident took place at Simaria Ghat in Begusarai, where devotees had thronged for Kartik Purnima celebrations.

"The deceased were of very old age and perhaps died due to suffocation amid the huge crowd", the SP said.

Devotees had gathered in large numbers at the Simariya Ghat on the banks of the Ganga on the occasion of Kartik Purnima and Ardh Kumbh.


According to the information, the injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital. He further added that the identities of the women have not been ascertained yet.

The authorities have confirmed three women were killed in the stampede and the the bodies are yet to be identified. There was no immediate information available on what may have caused the stampede at Simaria Ghat.Sources said the death toll might go up. After the stamped Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar expressed griefs over the incident.

"We are trying to ascertain the cause behind the stampede", Kumar said.


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