UP: Stampede during satsang in Hathras, 116 people dead so far, PM Modi spoke to CM Yogi

At least 116 people, mostly women, died in a stampede during a religious event in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district on Tuesday. These figures may also increase. Aligarh Commissioner has informed that 116 people have died in the Hathras accident. While the treatment of 18 injured is going on. The incident happened when a religious preacher was addressing his followers in a specially set up tent in Rati Bhanpur village of Sikandra Rao area of ​​Hathras district. According to the police, prima facie it appears that people attending the ‘satsang’ felt uncomfortable due to suffocation at the venue. After this people started running, causing a stampede. Police said that it was very hot and humid during the program.

On the Hathras stampede incident, Uttar Pradesh Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said that the families of those who lost their lives will be given Rs 2 lakh and the injured will be given Rs 50,000. The injured will be treated free of cost. UP CM Yogi Adityanath will visit the spot tomorrow. Hathras DM Ashish Kumar said that the district administration is working. The injured are being taken to the hospital and people are being treated. Doctors have told me that the death toll is around 50-60 people… The SDM had given permission to organize the event and it was a private event. A high-level committee has been formed to investigate the matter. The priority of the administration is to provide all possible help to the families of the injured and the deceased. Inspector General (Aligarh Range) Shalabh Mathur said that it was a satsang gathering of religious preacher Bhole Baba. Temporary permission was given for the gathering at the site on the border of Etah and Hathras districts on Tuesday afternoon.

Modi has spoken to Yogi regarding the incident. Along with this, Modi said in the Lok Sabha that amidst the discussion at this time, I have also been given a sad news. Information is coming about the tragic death of many people in the stampede in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. He said that I express my condolences to those who have lost their lives in this accident, I wish all the injured a speedy recovery. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue operations under the supervision of the state government. I assure everyone through this House that the victims will be helped in every way. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF for the families of each deceased in the accident in Hathras and Rs 50 thousand will be given to the injured.

Home Minister Amit Shah said that the mind is deeply saddened by the tragic accident in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. I express my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. May God give them strength to bear this suffering. The local administration is engaged in relief work. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured. Lok Sabha leader Rahul Gandhi said, “The government should be sensitive and help the people. I express my condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones.” Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav said that the Uttar Pradesh government should take strict action on this and provide immediate help to the injured. There should be an investigation as to why this accident happened and why this stampede occurred, the entire responsibility for this lies with the administration. It was the responsibility of the government and the administration, an ambulance should have been present there.

Minister in Uttar Pradesh government Sandeep Singh said, “We have been directed by the Chief Minister to reach the Hathras incident site and look into the matter and take necessary decisions on behalf of the government. The death toll is constantly increasing….” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted, “The loss of life in the unfortunate accident in Hathras district is extremely sad and heart-rending. My condolences are with the bereaved families. I have instructed the concerned officials to conduct relief and rescue operations on a war footing and provide proper treatment to the injured. Hon’ble Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government Shri Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary ji, Shri Sandeep Singh ji have left for the incident site and have directed the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of the state to reach the incident site. A team has been formed under the leadership of ADG, Agra and Commissioner, Aligarh and instructions have also been given to investigate the causes of the accident. I pray to Lord Shri Ram to give a place to the departed souls in his lotus feet and give speedy recovery to the injured.”

The President of India tweeted that the news of the death of many devotees including women and children in the accident in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh is heart-rending. I express my heartfelt condolences to those who have lost their family members and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: “The accident in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh is extremely painful. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of those who have lost their loved ones in this accident. Along with this, I wish for the speedy recovery of all the injured. The local administration under the supervision of the State Government is providing all possible help to all the victims.”

Akhilesh Yadav said that we got this information when we were in Parliament. The question is what was the government doing when such an incident happened? So many people have lost their lives. He said that it is sad that if the government knew that a large number of people would gather in an event, what did they do for their safety? … The government is responsible for this. Assistance should be provided to the families of the deceased. I hope the government will ensure the best treatment for the injured.

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