Allahabad Stampede: Several Injured and Killed at Allahabad Railway Station
Stampede took place at the Allahabad railway station on 10 February 2013. On 11 February 2013, the death toll reached to 36 people.
Stampede took place at the Allahabad railway station on 10 February 2013. On 11 February 2013, the death toll reached to 36 people. The death toll is likely to increase. The injured were being treated at SRN hospital in Allahabad and railway hospitals.
Victims included 9 men, 26 women and one child. Bodies of 20 deceased people were identified. The stampede took place at Platform number 5 and 6 where a number of passengers, most of which were Maha Kumbh devotees, were returning after they took dip in the Holy Sangam on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya.
The government of Uttar Pradesh ordered inquiry into this matter. The government also asked Railways to sanction ex-gratia of 5 lakh Rupees to families of deceased.
Azam Khan resigned as in-charge of Kumbh after the Allahabad stampede
Following the stampede that tolled 36 lives, Mohammad Azam Khan, the UP minister resigned as an in-charge of ongoing Kumbh Mela, owing to the moral responsibility.