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Stampede at religious event leaves dozens dead in India

Local authorities do not rule out that the death toll may increase in the coming hours.

The authorities of the India They reported that at least 87 people have died during a stampede that occurred at a religious event in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the north of the country.

In statements to the media, the district police spokesperson, Manish Chikara, had indicated in a first report that there were 60 dead and several injured, assuring that this figure could increase, he reported. Telesur.

The incident occurred in a town located in the Hathras district, approximately 200 kilometers southeast of New Delhi, capital of India, according to the local press.

For his part, medical officer Umesh Kumar Tripathi commented that “many injured were also admitted. The main reason was a stampede during a religious event.”

The stampede occurred when participants in a prayer ceremony began to leave the premises after finishing the activity.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath Yogi, sent his condolences to the families of the victims, through his account on the social network X.

“Officials have been instructed to carry out relief and rescue operations and provide proper treatment to the injured,” the official added.

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, also spoke out to send his condolences to those who lost their family members and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

sourceAgencies

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