11 killed, 50 injured in stampede at Deoghar temple

At least 11 people have been reported dead and over 50 others injured in Jharkhand’s Deoghar town following a stampede close to Baidyanathdham temple.

According to reports, the incident occurred at the Durga temple at around 5.45 AM on in Belabagan locality in Deoghar district. The tragedy took place when people started trying to jump queue in order to get closer to the temple, the district administration said.

Thousands of people had gathered to pray at the temple and ghat on the occasion of the second Monday of the month of Sawan. Monday is considered as the most auspicious day of Shravan month of the Hindu calendar.