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Congress condoles Varanasi stampede

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Senior leader has expressed his sadness over the Varanasi stampede incident, where 19 people lost their lives.

"I and my party express deep condolences to the families of the deceased, May there soul rest in peace,"Azad told ANI.

"The government should provide help to the families of the affected, "he added.

Azad said such incidents happen where the permission to enter is for 3000 people but a lakh arrive. This is not a usual thing. He asked the government to probe the matter and punish the guilty.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 08:22 IST