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Stampede at Mayawati's rally: Three dead, dozen injured; CM announces compensation

In an extremely unfortunate incident, tragedy struck a massive Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) rally in Lucknow on Sunday when three persons were killed and dozen others injured during a stampede.


Stampede at Mayawati's rally: Three dead, dozen injured; CM announces compensation

Lucknow: In an extremely unfortunate incident, tragedy struck a massive Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) rally in Lucknow on Sunday when three persons were killed and dozen others injured during a stampede.

The massive rally was led by BSP chief Mayawati at the Kanshi Ram Smarak Sthal in UP's capital Lucknow.

UP CM announces compensation

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the family of the people who died in stampede during Mayawati's rally in Lucknow.

How this incident took place?

The incident happened when a large group was trying to force its entry from gate number 1 at the Kanshiram Smarak Sthal, the rally venue. 

The two women fell down in the melee and got crushed by others. The injured were taken to the Lokbandhu Hospital where the condition of one person was said to be critical.

Thousands gathered at the venue to attend the rally to mark the 10th death anniversary of Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram. 

A police officer blamed overcrowding for the tragedy.

From Zee News

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