8 persons die in stampede at a fair in MP

March 27th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin  

Bhopal, Mar 27 (ANI): Eight persons died and several injured in a stampede during the ‘Rang Panchami Mela’, a religious fair at Karila in Ashok Nagar District in Madhya Pradesh, last night.
An ex-gratia of one lakh rupees each to the bereaved families has been announced by the State Government. Rang Panchami is being celebrated across Madhya Pradesh with a 15-day fair at Baba Garibnath’s Samadhi, symbolising communal harmony.
In another incident, six persons were killed when a tractor trolley carrying the people from the fair site overturned. (ANI)

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