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1 killed, 17 hurt in stampede at Puri temple

November 04, 2006 09:46 IST

At least one person was killed and 17 others injured in a stampede at the Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri early Saturday morning.

The stampede occurred at around 4.30 am when a huge crowd tried to enter the shrine for a 'darshan' of the deities on the occasion of 'Badaosha' festival in this Hindu month of Kartik.

The condition of the two injured is stated to be serious. All the injured persons have been shifted to the district hospital in the temple town. Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Panda is at the temple, where a tense situation prevails.

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Sub: stampede at Puri

It is useless and senseless to ask people about their opinien on the above incident who do not have any connection and can not do ...

Posted by s a morthi

Sub: A sad incident for all

Temple management is toatlly responsible for this. They should visit Thirupati Temple and follw the modus operandi. Being an IAS officer Mr. Mohapatra should have ...

Posted by Ram Krishna Das

Sub: Time to draw lines

I have been to Puri thrice. Everytime time I visited I felt bad with the organization and maintainance. The Jagannath temple authority should try to ...

Posted by Praveen

Sub: The ultimate nirvana route

How about the fact that maybe the dead believed they can actually go to heaven by dying at this filthy and corrupt place that we ...

Posted by Koushik Paul

Sub: Jagannath temple stampede

It is absolutely lack of proper arrangement by the Administration and the Police. These people very well aware of such huge rush likely to be ...

Posted by Bidhunandan Dash



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