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    27 dead in stampede at religious event in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras

    The Hawk
    July2/ 2024
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    The incident prompted swift action from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who extended condolences and directed district officials to expedite relief efforts.

    Hathras Stampede deaths

    Lucknow: 27 people, including 25 women and 2 men were killed on Tuesday at a religious event in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.
    CMO Etah, Umesh Kumar Tripathi while speaking to the media said, "27 bodies have arrived at the post-mortem house so far, including 25 women and 2 men. Many injured have also been admitted. Further details will be revealed after the investigation. The primary reason is a stampede during a religious event."
    "... A religious event was going on in Mughalgarhi village of Hathras district when the stampede occurred. So far 27 dead bodies have been received in the Etah Hospital, including 23 women, 3 children, and 1 man. The injured have not reached the hospital... Further investigation is being carried out. Identification of these 27 bodies is being carried out..." Etah SSP Rajesh Kumar Singh told media.
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the tragic incident and expressing his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased, the Chief Minister issued immediate directives to the district administration to expedite relief efforts at the site of the incident.
    The Chief Minister has instructed officials to promptly transport the injured to hospitals and ensure they receive adequate medical treatment. He has also wished for the swift recovery of those injured.
    Additionally, CM Yogi has ordered district administration officials to arrive at the scene without delay and accelerate the relief and rescue operations.