1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule |  

32 people killed in Stampede at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan

Oct 4, 2014 09:10 IST

Gandhi Maidan in Patna: 32 people killed in stampede

A stampede occurred at Gandhi Maidan in Patna during the Ram Leela ceremony on 3 October 2014. In the stampede at least 32 people were killed and about 15 were injured. The injured have been admitted to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).


The tragedy occurred at the time when people were returning from the ground after watching the Ravan Vadh (killing of demon king) ceremony.

After the incident the state and union government announced a relief compensation of 3 lakh rupees and 2 lakh rupees, respectively for the families of the dead. Apart from this, the State Home Secretary and Additional Director General of Police have ordered a high level probe into the incident. The probe team has been asked to submit the report within 24 hours.

Cause of Stampede

The stampede was caused due to rumors of snapping of an electrical wire. The rumors sparked panic in the public resulting into stampede.

 

Is this article important for exams ? Yes23 People Agreed

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK