Rajahmundry stampede: Sonia Gandhi expresses shock over deaths
In a message, she said she hoped the injured were being provided immediate medical relief and treatment.
She also said that the state government should take adequate steps to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
At least 22 pilgrims, mostly women, were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during Godavari pushkaralu in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, officials said.
The tragedy occurred when a large number of pilgrims rushed towards one of the gates at Kotagummam pushkar ghat and tried to scale it to take the holy dip in the Godavari river.