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Stampede At Rajasthan’s Khatu Shyam Temple; 3 Dead, Several Injured

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“Saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at the Khatu Shyamji Temple complex in Sikar, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured, recover at the earliest,” said the Prime Minister. 

A minimum of three devotees lost their lives after a stampede broke out at Khatu Shyamji Temple, in Rajasthan’s Sikar district today. Several others were injured after a stampede, that occurred during a monthly fair, today morning.

Two of the injured have been admitted, to a hospital in Jaipur. Police are present at the spot. The stampede broke out allegedly as soon as the entrance of the temple, was opened at 5 am. The cause of the stampede is said to be the increasing pressure of the crowd.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered his condolences to the bereaved families.

“Saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at the Khatu Shyamji Temple complex in Sikar, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured, recover at the earliest,” said the Prime Minister.

Three women died in the stampede, however, only one woman has been identified as of now. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also expressed his condolences, on the demise of three devotees in the stampede at the Khatu Shyamji Temple.

The death of 3 women devotees due to a stampede in Khatushyam Ji’s temple in Sikar is very sad and unfortunate,  My deepest sympathies are with the bereaved family, may God give them strength to bear this loss, and may the departed soul rest in peace, “Rajasthan CM tweeted in Hindi.

 

The Rajasthan CM has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and aid of Rs 20,000 each for those injured in the stampede at Khatu Shyamji Temple in Sikar.

The accident in Shri Khatushyam Ji Mandir will be investigated by the Divisional Commissioner. In this incident, instructions have been given to give Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the dead and Rs 20,000 to the injured from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF),” the Congress leader added.

 

 

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