2014 Patna stampede was an accident that occurred on 3 October 2014 on the occasion of Dassehra festival at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Bihar.[1][2]

2014 Patna stampede
Gandhi Maidan.jpg
Gandhi Maidan, where the incident took place
Date3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)
LocationPatna, Bihar, India
Death(s)32
Non-fatal injuries50+
Candlelight vigil near Gandhi Maidan, one day after the stampede incident

BackgroundEdit

The incident occurred when people were returning after watching the "Ravan Vadh" ceremony at the Bihar capital's main Dussehra event at Gandhi Maidan where a huge crowd had gathered to witness the event. Reportedly, 32 people died in the stampede.[3]

ReactionEdit

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi spoke to the Bihar Chief Minister to inquire about the stampede. He sanctioned ₹2 lac each for the next of those killed and ₹50,000 for critically hurt.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dussehra celebrations: At least 32 killed in Patna stampede". India Today. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families". IBN Live. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ "At least 32 die in stampede during Indian festival". fresnobee. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Patna stampede: 32 dead, PM Modi sanctions Rs 2 lakh for kin of departed, ₹50,000 for critically hurt". Zee News. Retrieved 3 October 2014.