Lakhs of devotees on Sunday thronged the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati here for a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, bringing the Maha Kumbh to a close.
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Lakhs of pilgrims on Monday converged at Sangam for a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Maghi Poornima.
All the six deceased were residents of Madri village and were returning from the Kumbh last evening when the incident took place, police said.
After incessant rains that turned the Kumbh mela site into a swamp, rising waters of the Ganga and Yaumna rivers here have added to the problems of the mela officials.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday took a holy dip at Sangam while attending the Maha Kumbh mela.
A state spokesman said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had appointed retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Onkareshwar Bhatt to hold the probe.
Murli Manohar Joshi said that a CAG inquiry should be conducted into expenditure made during Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad.
Heavy rainfall over the last two days has thrown life out of gear at the Maha Kumbh mela.
Two special trains will run between Kakinada and Allahabad via Nagpur in the coming week to clear extra rush of passengers, an official release said.
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal urged the state and Union government to work together to avoid any mishap at Kumbh in the future.
Azam Khan, a senior minister in the Akhilesh Yadav-led UP government, was in-charge of the Maha Kumbh.
Owners of tanneries are now complaining that labourers who have stayed back are demanding exorbitant wages for their services.
The ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation has so far witnessed a number of fire-related incidents which have claimed a total of eight lives.
A 65-year-old Kumbh pilgrim who was seriously injured in the stampede at the railway station here, succumbed to injuries after battling for his life close to a week.
Five pilgrims returning from the Kumbh Mela were killed and eight others injured when a jeep collided with a truck in Jalalpur area, police said on Saturday.
Uttar Pradesh government shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to ensure that `Kumbh Mela` is held smoothly.
Deputy Inspector General of Police of Lucknow Navneet Sikera, reached Sangam in his car despite High Court ruling that no vehicles be allowed to ply in the Kumbh Mela area on main bathing days.
The Allahabad High Court directed the UP government, district administration of Allahabad and Kumbh Mela administration to ensure that no vehicle other than that of police and ambulance service is allowed to ply.
Bhartiya Janta Party on Thursday demanded that a sitting High Court judge probe the stampede at Allahabad railway station which killed 37 people three days ago.
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