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PHOTOS: Stampede at Chhat Puja in Patna; 10 dead including 4 children

PTI | Nov 20, 2012, 00:32AM IST
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Patna: At least 17 people were killed and many others injured in a stampede on Monday at Adalatghat here on the bank of river Ganga during Chhath puja. The stampede occurred when panicked devotees rushed for safety after a make-shift bridge caved in at the ghat. 

 
Bihar Chief Secretary A K Sinha told a press conference on Monday night that the incident, which occured at around 7 PM on Monday, claimed ten lives.
 
He said bodies of four children and a woman were kept at Patna Medical College Hospital.
 
Earlier in the day, Senior Superintendent of Police (SP), City, Jayant Kant, had put the toll at 14.
 
 
 
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