Toddler awaits her parents after Himachal temple tragedy

August 4th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS  


Naina Devi (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) A one-year-old girl who survived the worst-ever temple tragedy in the history of Himachal Pradesh keeps repeating the one word she knows - “Mummy” - but her mother isn’t there to comfort her. The child was put in the care of the Naina Devi shrine trust authorities by the district administration since no one came to claim her after Sunday’s stampede, which killed 145 people.

“The toddler has been crying for her mother continuously. We hope her family is able to find her and she goes back to them,” said a woman attendant at the shrine who has been looking after the girl.

The girl was found unconscious by a resident of Nabha town in Punjab who brought her to the doctors providing medical aid to those injured in Sunday’s stampede.

“The girl was brought to us in an unconscious state. We were able to revive her and handed her over to the district administration. She is now with the temple authorities,” a doctor who attended on her said.

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