One electrocuted, 35 injured in stampede at Etawah

Last Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 19:14

Etawah: One person was electrocuted at a
religious gathering in the district today triggering a
stampede in which 35 persons, mostly women and children, were
injured.

Niranjan Shakya was electrocuted at Nagla Rathore village
when an iron pole of the pandal where a "Bhagwat Katha" was
being held came into contact with high tension electric wires,
District Magistrate G S Priyadarshi said after inspecting the
spot.

The death of the man led to a stampede at the pandal
leaving 35 persons, most of them women and children, injured,
he said.

The injured were rushed to a hospital in Sefai, he said
adding that an ex-gratia of Rs 20,000 has been provided to the
kin of the deceased.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 19:14

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