2014 Patna stampede

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2014 Patna stampede
Gandhi Maidan.jpg
Gandhi Maidan, where the incident took place
Date3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)
LocationPatna, Bihar, India
Deaths32
Non-fatal injuries50+

2014 Patna stampede was an accident that occurred on 3 October 2014 on the occasion of Dassehra festival at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Bihar.[1][2]

Candlelight vigil near Gandhi Maidan, one day after the stampede incident

Background[edit]

The incident 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.[3]

Reaction[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dussehra celebrations: At least 32 killed in Patna stampede". India Today. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families". IBN Live. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ "At least 32 die in stampede during Indian festival". fresnobee. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Patna stampede: 32 dead, PM Modi sanctions Rs 2 lakh for kin of departed, ₹50,000 for critically hurt". Zee News. Retrieved 3 October 2014.