18 killed in Patna stampede during Chhath

Patna : At least 18 people, including children and women, mostly devotees, were killed and several others were injured in a stampede during Chhath festival celebrations in Patna Monday evening, police said.

A district administration official said the incident took place when people were returning after offering prayers at sunset at Adalatganj ghat.

“This shocking incident took place after a temporary bridge made of bamboo collapsed due to heavy rush of people, mainly devotees and their family members,” a police official said.

All the bodies were brought to the Patna Medical College and Hospital for post mortem and the injured were admitted for treatment.

District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Singh and Superintendent of Police Jayant Kant were camping at the hospital.

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

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  • anup sharma

    Nitish and all MP including lalu prasad of bihar should be known as EK NUMBER KAA MAADAR CHOD OF BIHAR STATE because they never did any good work in bihar for bihari. Because of this all bihar go to other state or city to look for jobs. They never helped bihar being an educated person.

  • uma shankar

    It should not be happen as this is the fault of those people who made the bridge .GOD will not forgive them they guys will be sent in HELLLLLLLLLLL…….
    I requested to political persons not to make a medium of advertisement for their party..
    allas what happened this so sad………..


    wht can not be cured must be endured as GOD has pick his own goats

  • Bipin kumar

    It rely a bad news. when gov. could nt aranged any thing for devoties, mean while public couldnt think ever.

  • Sandeep kumar

    It happened very bad time.may GOD help the victims.