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PM expresses grief over loss of lives in Varanasi stampede

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today expressed grief over the loss of lives in a stampede in Varanasi.

"Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with those injured," he tweeted.

"I have spoken to officials & asked them to ensure all possible help to those affected due to the stampede in Varanasi," he said in another tweet.

At least 19 people were killed and several injured in the stampede at Rajghat bridge between Varanasi and Chandauli where a large number of people had gathered for a religious event this afternoon.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 16:42 IST