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Vaishno Devi Stampede | 12 Dead, Several Injured In J&K As Crowds Swelled On New Year

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh reached the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital to visit the injured devotees while two members of the inquiry committee reached Katra to review situation.

Vaishno Devi Stampede | 12 Dead, Several Injured In J&K As Crowds Swelled On New Year
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Vaishno Devi Stampede | 12 Dead, Several Injured In J&K As Crowds Swelled On New Year
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2022-01-01T19:29:55+05:30

Around 12 devotees have died and over a dozen others wounded in a stampede at Jammu Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

Here's all you need to know about the incident in 10 points.

1. According to officials the stampede was triggered by a massive rush of devotees on the new year. The incident took place outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine on Trikuta hills asa large number of devotees had gathered at the shrine to pay their obeisance to mark the new year.

2.In a series of tweets Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha said that ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh each would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to stampede and Rs.2 lakh to injured. Shrine board to bear the cost of treatment of injured.

He also added that a high-level inquiry has been ordered into the stampede.

"Spoke to Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji. Briefed him about the incident. Hon'ble Prime Minister has assured all the help. Spoke to Hon'ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji. Briefed him about the incident. A high level inquiry has been ordered into today's stampede."

"The Inquiry Committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (Home) with ADGP, Jammu and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu as members."

3. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has rushed to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation. In a tweet, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring and keeping track of the tragic situation arising out of stampede at Mata VaishnoDevi shrine. PM has conveyed his sympathies to bereaved families and issued instructions to provide all possible medical aid & assistance to the injured.

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