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Three girls killed in recent stampede at TDP assembly in Guntur

The fallen barricades and footwear strewn around at the venue of the TDP programme soon after the stampade at in Guntur on Sunday.

The fallen barricades and footwear strewn round on the venue of the TDP programme quickly after the stampade at in Guntur on Sunday.
| Photograph Credit score: T. VIJAYA KUMAR

One dies on the spot whereas two die on the way in which to hospital, 10 injured within the incident

Three girls died in a stampede at a Telugu Desam Celebration assembly held on Sunday in a floor close to JKC School in Guntur. The incident comes shut on the heels of an identical stampede three days in the past at a TDP public assembly in Kandukur of Nellore district, which claimed eight lives.

Two of the deceased have been recognized as Syed Aashiya (45) of Nagarampalem and Gopideso Rama Devi, a resident of AP Agraharam. Certainly one of them died on the spot whereas the opposite two died whereas they had been being shifted to the Guntur Authorities Basic Hospital (GGH). The identification of the third sufferer has not but been established. 9 others had been injured within the incident.

Well being Minister V. Rajani visited the hospital and introduced an ex gratia of ₹2 lakh to the kin of every deceased and ₹50,000 compensation to the injured. She mentioned the TDP president Chandrababu Naidu ought to take duty for the deaths.

The tragedy struck when a larger-than-expected crowd gathered on the venue of “Janata Vastraala Pampini” (free distribution of garments) organised by the TDP which distributed kits comprising a saree and groceries to girls belonging to the marginal communities, to mark the centenary beginning celebrations of the get together founder and the late Chief Minister N. T. Rama Rao.

Guntur SP Okay. Arif Hafeez advised The Hindu that 15 counters had been arrange for distribution of the kits and the tragedy occurred on the first counter, a short time after Mr. Naidu left the venue following his public speech.

The incident has come as a impolite shock and has sparked robust reactions from leaders of assorted events who’ve demanded a complete probe into the 2 stampedes that claimed harmless lives.



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