Twelve killed in Kashmir
Global New News Desk –
At least 12 people have been killed after being trampled to death in a temple of Goddess Vaishnu in Kashmir, India. Many more were injured.
The accident happened while devotees were visiting the temple of Goddess Mata Vaishnu in Katra in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Police say the scuffle was sparked by a scuffle between some worshipers at the Mata Vaishnu Devi temple.
Thousands of people gathered inside the cave on the first day of the new year. Authorities set a limit of no more than 25,000 people a day due to the Kovid epidemic.
But reports from People say that’s just double the number of fans.
A top police official said 18 more people had been injured in the stampede. Everyone was taken to hospital.
A senior government official told the AFP news agency that the death toll could rise further. Because there was a huge crowd of devotees at the temple on the occasion of the English New Year.
Near the city of Katra, this temple is a very sacred religious site for Hindu pilgrims in India.
Some eyewitnesses claimed that the temple was in a state of disarray. The trampling of religious gatherings in India is nothing new. Lack of adequate safety measures during large gatherings is blamed for such accidents.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the accident.
Mr. Modi said in a tweet: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of a person who was trampled to death in the temple of Mother Vaishnu Devi Bhavan. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”