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    Around 50-60 killed in UP's Hathras stampede, death toll likely to increase

    The Hawk
    July2/ 2024
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have expressed their condolences, ensuring that relief and rescue operations are being conducted efficiently and the victims receive all possible help.

    UP's Hathras stampede victims kin

    Hathras (UP): In a tragic incident, a stampede at a private event in Hathras has claimed 50-60 lives, Hathras DM Ashish Kumar confirmed.
    He said that the district administration is actively investigating the incident.
    "District administration is investigating the matter. The injured are being taken to the hospital and people are still being recovered. A figure of nearly 50-60 deaths has been reported to me by the doctors," Hathras DM Ashish Kumar told ANI.
    "Permission for the event to be held was given by the SDM and it was a private event. A high-level committee has been formed to investigate the matter. The primary focus of the administration is to provide all possible help to the injured and kin of the deceased," he added.
    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the incident in the parliament session.
    "There are reports of many people dying in the stampede in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. I express my condolences to those who lost their lives in this accident. I wish for the speedy recovery of all the injured. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue work under the supervision of the state government. Senior officials of the central government are in constant touch with the Uttar Pradesh government. I assure everyone through this House that the victims will be helped in every way," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in the parliament session today.
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also 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.