Following is the text of Vice President's message:
"I am saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life in a stampede in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. I understand relief and rescue operations are currently underway.
I join the people of the country in conveying my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wish speedy recovery to the injured persons."
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