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2014 Patna stampede

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Non-fatal injuries  50+
Number of deaths  32
Location  Patna
Date  3 October 2014
Location  Gandhi Maidan
2014 Patna stampede
Similar  1954 Kumbh Mela sta, 1994 Gowari stampede, Victoria Hall stampede, Ellis Park Stadium disaster, Alliance Air Flight 7412

2014 Patna stampede was an accident that occurred on 3 October 2014 on the occasion of Dassehra festival at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Bihar.

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Background

The tragedy occurred when people were returning after watching the "Ravan Vadh" ceremony at the Bihar capital's main Dussehra event at Gandhi Maidan where a huge crowd had gathered to witness the event. Reportedly, 32 people died in the stampede.

Reaction

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi spoke to the Bihar Chief Minister to inquire about the stampede. He sanctioned ₹2 lac each for the next of those killed and ₹50,000 for critically hurt.

References

2014 Patna stampede Wikipedia


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