At least four people were dead and a number of were left hurt following a stampede during Kartik purnima celebrations in Bihar's Begusarai district on Saturday morning.
Patna: At least four people were killed and several were left injured following a stampede during Kartik puja celebrations in Bihar's Begusarai district on Saturday morning.
The incident took place at a key bathing spot at the Samaria ghat on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima, when thousands of pilgrims gather round for the holy dip.
According to district police official’s representative, the stampede was reasoned by some rumors. As per another report, heavy congregation at the ghat .
Express his sorrow on the occurrence, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh each to those who lost battle of life in the stampede.
"We are trying to ascertain the cause behind the stampede," Sadar Deputy Superintendent of Police Mithilesh Kumar alleged, adding that the women's identities have not been ascertained yet.
He asserted that the incident occurred in a narrow lane next to the ghat, nearly 100 km from the state capital.
Meanwhile, authorities have confirmed that three out of four people killed were women and said efforts are on to identify the bodies.
All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were given medical treatment.
More details awaited.