Three Die In Raj Temple Stampede, CM Gehlot Expresses Condolences

| Updated: 08 August, 2022 1:44 pm IST

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed deep condolences on the death of three women devotees in the stampede at Khatushyam Ji Temple in Sikar.

“The death of three women devotees due to a stampede in Shri Khatu Shyam Ji temple is very sad and unfortunate,” CM Gehlot said.

CM Gehlot wished speedy recovery of the devotees injured in the stampede and said, “The accident at Shri Khatushyam Ji Temple will be investigated by the Divisional Commissioner.”

CM Gehlot also announced that ₹5 lakh each would be given to the families of the devotees who died in this tragic incident, and ₹20 thousand each would be given to the injured, from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over the incident.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at the Khatu Shyamji Temple complex in Sikar, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest.”

At around five in the morning today, a stampede-like situation occurred at the entrance door of the temple.

Three women were killed in the incident, while several others were injured due to the heavy rush of pilgrims. Two of those injured were referred to a hospital in Jaipur for treatment.

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