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President condoles deaths in Madhya Pradesh stampede

By Ians English
Google Oneindia News
New Delhi, Aug 25: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at a temple in Madhya Pradesh.

"I am extremely saddened to learn about the stampede at Kamtanath Pahad Temple in Madhya Pradesh, in which a number of devotees, including women, lost their lives and many others were injured," Mukherjee said in a message.

"I understand relief and rescue operations are currently underway," he said in his message to Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.

"I call upon the state government and other authorities to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured," the president said.

Ten pilgrims were killed and over 20 injured in a stampede at a temple in Satna district Monday. The stampede took place when the pilgrims were performing 'parikrama' (circumambulation) of a hill near the temple.


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