Varanasi stampede: CM Akhilesh Yadav suspends three top cops; death toll rises to 25

16 Oct , 2016 , 12:13 AM
Varanasi stampede incident
Varanasi stampede incident

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday suspended SP city, CO city and SHO of Ramnagar after the tragic Varanasi stampede incident, that left at least 25 people dead. CM Akhilesh also suspended SP traffic following the mishap.

Twenty-five people were killed and 50 injured in a stampede on an overcrowded Rajghat bridge on the border of Varanasi and Chandauli when followers of a religious leader were crossing it to attend a congregation this afternoon.

The incident took place in Ramnagar police station area of Varanasi when thousands of followers of Jai Gurudev were proceeding towards Domri village in Chandauli for the two-day samagam (camp) which began on Saturday, ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary said.

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First Published: Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:49 PM
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