Disaster At Kumbh Mela

Disaster At Kumbh Mela

Disaster struck Kumbh Mela devotees yesterday when 1.5 lakhs and more of them thronged Allahabad Junction to return to their destinations after Mauni Amavasya Snan.The stampede occurred near the foot overbridge on platform number 6 yesterday evening at 8PM.

Sources say the death toll in the Allahabad railway station reached 36 with several others injured.Passengers allege complete mismanagement by the authorities and even lathicharge by police resulted in stampede which the police deny. President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Manmohan Singh expressed shock at the incident.


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