Solar Eclipse: Stampede in Varanasi, 1 killed

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Varanasi Stampede
Varanasi, Jul 22: A stampede broke out due to the rush of pilgrims at Dasaswamedh ghat in Varanasi during the celebrations over the solar eclipse.

A 80-year-old woman died of suffocation and 13 others were injured in the rush, said District Magistrate Ajay Kumar Upadhaya.

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According to police estimates, 60,000-70,000 people had gathered at the ghat to take the dip and thirteen people were injured in the stampede.

The injured were immediately taken to hospitals.

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