New Delhi: Three people died, and several were left injured at Khatu Shyamji Temple in Sikar, Rajasthan when the stampede occurred during a monthly fair on Monday morning, police said.
Meanwhile, two injured people were referred to a hospital in Jaipur.
The police stated that a large crowd was gathered outside the temple waiting for the gates to open. As soon as the gates were open and people tried to push in, a woman reportedly fainted and fell, causing others behind her to fall as well.
Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, consoled the demise of three devotees.
“The demise of three women is unfortunate. My condolences to the bereaved families. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured devotees,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to console the tragic incident.
“Saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at the Khatu Shyamji Temple complex in Sikar, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest,” PM Modi tweeted.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot announces an ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakhs each for the next of kin of the deceased and an aid of Rs 20,000 each for those injured in the stampede