West Bengal: Six dead, several injured in Gangasagar fair stampede

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Six persons died and several others were injured in a stampede at Kachuberia during Gangasagar fair in West Bengal on Sunday, said reports.

The stampede occurred around 5pm at jetty number 5 of Kachuberia ghats in South24 Parganas district. The stampede is said to occurred at jetty number 5 while people were trying to get on a boat.

According to reports, NDRF teams and the local police have reached the spot for relief and rescue operations. Some 16 lakh pilgrims had gathered on Makar Sankranti to take a holy dip in the Ganges on Saturday.

Stampede

The pilgrims were trying to get on to a Kolkata-bound vessel from Gangasagar ghat on Sunday afternoon when the incident happened.

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