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Congress condoles Varanasi stampede

Updated: Oct 16, 2016 08:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 16 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has expressed his sadness over the Varanasi stampede incident, where 19 people lost their lives.

"I and my party express deep condolences to the families of the deceased, May there soul rest in peace,"Azad told ANI.

"The government should provide help to the families of the affected, "he added.

Azad said such incidents happen where the permission to enter is for 3000 people but a lakh arrive. This is not a usual thing. He asked the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the matter and punish the guilty. (ANI)