10 killed in stampede in Chitrakoot temple, MP

10 killed in stampede in MP
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 25: At least 10 pilgrims were killed and many were injured following a stampede at a temple in Chitrakoot, Satna district.

Pilgrims had gathered in large numbers to participate in the Somvati Amavasya rituals when the ill-fated incident took place.
Hundreds of pilgrims were present at the pilgrimage path. Among the deceased, five are women.

The state government has declared an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased where as Rs 50,000 for the injured.

Officials said that rescue teams were deployed immediately after the incident took place.

More details on the incident are awaited.

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