In the Vaishno Devi stampede that occurred after midnight,
In the Vaishno Devi stampede that occurred after midnight, 12 people were killed and 15 more were injured.
A stampede at Jammu's 700-year-old Mata Vaishno Devi shrine early Saturday killed 12 people and injured 15, according to sources familiar with the situation. The stampede was reportedly caused by a dispute between several young males.
According to initial reports, the stampede occurred at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan when an altercation erupted over some problem, with people pushing each other.
According to another storey, the tragedy occurred when a large crowd of worshippers entered the Vaishno Devi Bhawan to pay their respects to mark the start of the New Year.
Dilbag Singh, the Director General of Police in J&K, claimed that rescue activities began immediately and that all of the injured were brought to a nearby medical facility.
The Prime Minister's Office also stated that the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund will provide a total of Rs 2 lakh to the families of those who died in the stampede and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
"Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan," stated the Prime Minister, expressing his "condolences to the bereaved families."
"Spoke to Hon'ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji," Sinha tweeted. I informed him of the incident. A high-level investigation of today's stampede has been authorised." Later, he spoke with the Prime Minister to brief him on the occurrence and the government's response to the circumstances that arose as a result of the unfortunate tragedy, according to the sources.
Later, in a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha declared that an amount of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the next of kin of those who died in the stampede, and Rs 2 lakh will be given to those who were injured. In a tweet, he stated, "Shrine board to shoulder the cost of treatment of injured."