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Vaishno Devi Stampede: Scuffle between 2 teams claimed as reason; probe panel to post document inside of every week

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JAMMU: The Saturday’s stampede that killed 12 other folks and left 16 others injured took place because of a scuffle between two teams of pilgrims, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) mentioned in a observation, emphasising handiest 35,000 pilgrims have been allowed to continue for the yatra in opposition to the traditional capability of fifty,000 in view of the pandemic.

Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal has capped the traditional capability of Yatra according to day to 50000.

Pertinently, retaining in view the COVID-19 Pandemic, 35000 pilgrims have been allowed to continue for yatra on thirty first December 2021 and for Jan 1, 2022, SMVDSB mentioned in an in depth observation at the tragic incident.

It mentioned round 2:15 am on January 1, the stampede took place close to Gate No. 3 at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan.

“The unlucky incident, because of a scuffle between two teams of pilgrims, resulted within the stampede. On this ill-fated incident, a complete of 12 pilgrims misplaced their lives and 16 others have been injured,” it mentioned.

Out of the 12 pilgrims who misplaced their lives, 7 have been from Uttar Pradesh, 3 from Delhi, and 1 every from Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir.

The police mentioned many of the pilgrim died because of suffocation.

The observation mentioned the Board, in addition to the Reasi District Management, promptly shifted the injured pilgrims instantly to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Health center, Kakryal, after offering first assist at Scientific Unit Bhawan, for specialised remedy.

A 3-member panel has been constituted to probe the stampede. The committee, constituted through the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, is headed through the predominant secretary (house) and incorporates Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer and Further Director Basic of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh.

The committee will read about intimately the reasons or causes at the back of the stampede, indicate the lapses and attach them thereafter, and recommend measures to stop equivalent injuries from happening someday. The panel has been requested to post its document inside of every week.

(With PTI inputs.)

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