At least three people have been killed in a stampede in Bihar’s Begusarai district during religious celebrations at Simaria Ghat, ANI reported. More than 10 people are reported to be injured in the incident.
Sadar deputy superintendent of police Mithilesh Kumar said the incident occurred in a narrow lane next to the ghat, nearly 100 km from the state capital, where people had gathered in large numbers on the occasion of Karthik Purnima.
"We are trying to ascertain the cause behind the stampede," Kumar said, adding that the women's identities have not been ascertained yet.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced an ex- gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the families of the deceased and free treatment for those injured in the incident.
Details are awaited...