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President condoles stampede deaths in Varasi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Oct 16: President Prab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed grief over the deaths in a stampede in Varasi. At least 24 persons died and 60 others were injured in a stampede during a religious procession in Varasi on Saturday.

“I am sad to learn about the stampede in Varasi in Uttar Pradesh in which a number of persons have lost their lives and others are injured. I understand relief and rescue operations are currently underway,” Mukherjee said in his message to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

“I call upon the state government and other authorities to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones, as well as medical assistance to the injured,” he added. (IANS)

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