Patna Stampede: Centre assures all help to Bihar govt

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New Delhi, Oct 4: The Centre on Saturday assured all help to the Bihar government to deal with the stampede tragedy in Patna that has left 33 persons dead.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh telephoned Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi again this morning and promised all help.

"The Bihar Chief Minister apprised me of the latest developments," Singh tweeted.

Singh assured Manjhi of all help from the Centre including medical assistance and asked him to provide medical treatment to the injured.

Soon after the stampede last night, Singh had spoken to Manjhi.

As many as 33 people were killed in the stampede outside the huge Gandhi Maidan in Patna after Dussehra celebrations last night.

The tragedy struck at around 7 PM yesterday at the South East corner of the ground near the Exhibition road when the people who were were returning after watching the "Ravana Vadh" (killing of demon king) jostled with each other to move ahead.

Among those killed in the stampede, 21 were women, 10 minors including seven girls and three men.

PTI

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