Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:15:00 GMT | By IANS

18 killed in stampede during Chhath

The incident took place near Patna when a temporary bridge made of bamboo collapsed due to the heavy rush of people


18 killed in stampede during Chhath (© PTI)

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.

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