Stampede during Chhath puja in Bihar's Aurangabad kills two minors; devotees sustain serious injuries

The deceased include a six-year-old boy from Patna's Bihta and a one and a half year-old-girl, resident of Sahar in Bhojpur

Asian News International November 03, 2019 11:53:41 IST
Stampede during Chhath puja in Bihar's Aurangabad kills two minors; devotees sustain serious injuries
  • Two minors were killed in a stampede that occurred during Chhath puja celebrations in the Suryanagari Dev area of Aurangabad district in Bihar

  • The deceased include a six-year-old boy from Patna's Bihta and a one and a half year-old-girl, resident of Sahar in Bhojpur

  • The officers said they will ensure an ex-gratia to the family members and will make necessary arrangements to ensure that the incident does not recure

Aurangabad: Two minors were killed in a stampede that occurred during Chhath puja celebrations in the Suryanagari Dev area of the district on Saturday evening.

Stampede during Chhath puja in Bihars Aurangabad kills two minors devotees sustain serious injuries

Family members of the deceased in Aurangabad. ANI

The deceased include a six-year-old boy from Patna's Bihta and a one and a half year-old-girl, resident of Sahar in Bhojpur. Some other devotees also sustained injuries in the incident during the stampede.

Officials and security personnel deployed at the area immediately sprung to action to control the mob and prevent any further escalation of the unfortunate situation.

District magistrate Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal and superintendent of police (SP) Deepak Barnwal also met with the kin of the deceased and expressed condolences.

The officers said they will ensure an ex-gratia to the family members and will make necessary arrangements to ensure that the incident does not recure.

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