Ranchi, Aug 10 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today expressed grief at the death of 11 persons in a stampede in Deogarh.
The chief minister issued directions for better treatment of the injured, an official statement said here.
Home Secretary N N Pandey, Additional Director General of Police S N Pradhan and other officials have been supervising the rescue operation and treatment of more than 30 persons, the statement said.
The incident occurred around 4 AM while the devotees tried to overtake each other, according to Deogarh district Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar.
Deograh is around 350 km from here. Today is the second Monday of the auspicious Shrawan month when thousands of devotees visited Degoarh to offer prayers after fetching water from Bihars Sultanpur, about 108 from Deogarh.