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  • World Snap > States > Bihar > Deaths not due to bamboo bridge collapse: Nitish

    Deaths not due to bamboo bridge collapse: Nitish

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    November 20, 2012 00:03:59 IST

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday night refuted reports that a bamboo bridge collapse caused the death of 18 people during Chhath festival celebrations here.

    “This incident took place not because of the collapse of a temporary bridge made of bamboo but due to stampede,” Nitish Kumar told reporters at a press conference at his official residence.

    Nitish Kumar said that he had asked Home Secretary Amir Subhani to inquire into the incident. “An inquiry would be conducted to identify the cause of stampede that resulted in the incident,” he said.

    He said that the government would take action against those found guilty.

    A police official said earlier that the “incident took place after a temporary bridge made of bamboo collapsed due to heavy rush of people…”

    A district administration official said the the people were returning after offering prayers around sunset at Adalatganj ghat.

    The government has announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh to the next of kin of each of those killed, a district official said.

    Over four lakh people from Patna and nearby areas gathered at different ghats for Chhath celebration, officials said.

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    2 Comments

    • At 2012.11.20 12:55, akash singh said:

      i m very very sad apke atma ko santi de

      • At 2012.11.20 12:55, akash singh said:

        koi batya kitne admi mare hai

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