At least 12 feared dead in Gujarat temple stampede

November 14th, 2007 - 2:13 am ICT by admin  
Around two lakh devotees had gathered at the temple to offer prayers on the occasion of Navratras.

“The stampede occurred between devotees who were coming down the hill and those who were climbing their way up”, Resident District Collector of Panchmahals R K Rathod said.

He added that the stampede took place at an area called Patia Pul, which is a narrow uphill that leads to the temple.

The injured have been admitted to hospitals in Halol and nearby towns, a police official said.

The Gujarat Government has reportedly announced a compensation of one lakh rupees to the kin of the deceased.

The District administration has spruced up the rescue work. (ANI)

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