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19 people killed, scores injured in stampede in Varanasi

ANI  |  Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

At least 19 people, including 15 women, were reported killed in a stampede during Baba Jai Gurdev's sabha in Varanasi today.

The stampede took place, when hundreds of supporters of Jai Gurudev were going for a 'samagam' (religious confluence) via the Rajghat bridge.

As per sources, many people have been injured and several ambulances were called to the spot.

Chief Minister has announced Rs. 2 lakh each next to kin of the victims of the stampede and Rs 50,000 each to critically injured.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 16:06 IST