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Vice President condoles the loss of lives in Varanasi stampede

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The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. .

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Following is the text of Vice President's message: .

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"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. .

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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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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 00:20 IST