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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha orders probe into stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine

Through PTI

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday stated a high-level inquiry has been ordered into the stampede on the well-known Mata Vaishno Devi shrine during which a minimum of 12 folks have been killed and 20 others injured.

The Lt Governor stated he spoke to High Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him in regards to the incident.

“Hon’ble High minister has confident all of the assist,” the place of work of the LG tweeted.

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In line with officers, the stampede that took place within the early hours of Saturday close to gate quantity 3 out of doors the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine atop Trikuta hills used to be brought about by way of a heavy rush of devotees who’ve come to pay their obeisance to mark the start of the New 12 months.

In a sequence of tweets, the place of work of the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor stated, “Deeply pained on the lack of lives because of stampede at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. My condolences to the households of the deceased & prayers with the injured.”

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“Spoke to Hon’ble House Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji. Briefed him in regards to the incident. A excessive point inquiry has been ordered into nowadays’s stampede. The Inquiry Committee will likely be headed by way of Fundamental Secretary (House) with ADGP, Jammu and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu as contributors,” he stated.

Lt Governor Sinha introduced an ex gratia reduction of Rs 10 lakh to the following of relatives of each and every deceased and Rs 2 lakh to each and every injured.

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“Deeply pained on the lack of lives because of stampede at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. My condolences to the households of the deceased & prayers with the injured,” Sinha stated.

“Ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each and every could be given to the following of relatives of those that misplaced their lives because of stampede and Rs 2 lakh to injured. Shrine board to endure the price of remedy of injured,” tweeted Sinha, who could also be chairperson of the board.

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