19 people killed, scores injured in stampede in Varanasi

| Updated: Oct 15, 2016 21:36 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 15 (ANI): At least 19 people, including 15 women, were reported killed in a stampede during Baba Jai Gurdev's sabha in Varanasi today. The stampede took place, when hundreds of supporters of Jai Gurudev were going for a 'samagam' (religious confluence) via the Rajghat bridge. As per sources, many people have been injured and several ambulances were called to the spot. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has announced Rs. 2 lakh each next to kin of the victims of the stampede and Rs 50,000 each to critically injured. (ANI)