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Jharkhand: 11 killed in temple stampede in Deoghar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:36 IST

At least 11 people, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured in a temple stampede in Jharkhand's Deoghar district early morning on 10 August.

"Ten men and a woman died as the devotees tried to overtake each other around 4 am," Deputy Commissioner of police, Deoghar Amit Kumar told PTI.

Nishikant Dubey BJP MP from Godda took full responsibility for the mishap. He told ANI, "There is a strong need to create infrastructure and there should be a time slot (for offering prayers) for crowd management. I take full responsibility of this, I find myself guilty"

The incident took place near a Durga temple at Belabagan More on Deogarh-Jassidih, about 350 kilometres from Ranchi, Civil Surgeon Diwakar Kamath said.

All the injured are being treated at a nearby hospital, Kamath said.

First published: 10 August 2015, 8:30 IST