Multiple casualties reported in India’s Rajasthan temple stampede
In India, three people were killed and several injured in the result of a stampede at a temple in Rajasthan’s Sikar district on Monday.
As per reports, three women were killed in a stampede outside Khatu Shyam Temple in Rajasthan’s Sikar district.
The event took place when a sizable crowd moved past the temple’s front door.
As soon as the temple opened around 4.30 am, the devotees flocked for 'darshan' on the occasion of 'Gyaras'— an auspicious day as per Hindu calendar.
In one of the queues, a 63-year-old woman with a history of heart ailment collapsed. Following this, two women behind her, too, fell down due to the rush.
They died in the stampede, Superintendent of Police (SP) K Rashtradeep said.
He added that devotees start queuing up hours before the temple is opened.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the deaths and wished those injured a speedy recovery.
Moreover, the CCTV footage is being examined for better clarity on the incident.