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Images showing rescuers among the dead and injured, besides shoes, clothes and belongings scattered around.
Images showing rescuers among the dead and injured, besides shoes, clothes and belongings scattered around.

24┬ápersons have been died so far and several other injured in stampede during Baba Jai Gurudev’s sabha on October15 at Rajghat bridge near Varanasi.

Dead bodies of victims killed in stampede.
Dead bodies of victims killed in stampede.

The stampede occurred at the Rajhghat bridge, where hundreds of people had gathered to pay tribute to a spiritual leader Jai Gurudev.

UP CM announced Rs 2 lakhs each for kin of those killed in the Varanasi stampede and compensation of Rs 50,000 each for the critically injured.

Ambulance reached spot and rescue operations started.
Ambulance reached spot and rescue operations started.

Several ambulances have reached the spot of incident and rescue operation is underway, a police official said.