18 killed in stampede during Chhath
Patna: At least 18 people, including children and women, mostly devotees, were killed and several others were injured in a stampede during Chhath festival celebrations in Patna on Monday evening, police said.
A district administration official said the incident took place when people were returning after offering prayers at sunset at Adalatganj ghat.
"This shocking incident took place after a temporary bridge made of bamboo collapsed due to heavy rush of people, mainly devotees and their family members," a police official said.
All the bodies were brought to the Patna Medical College and Hospital for post mortem and the injured were admitted for treatment.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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