The stampede on the bridge in Varanasi, a religious city, killed 24 people. The accident took place on Rajghat Bridge where the disciples of Jai Gurudev were gathered there for convention and the crowd on bridge caused this accident. The deceased of the crowd were 20 women and 4 men.
 According to information, Pankaj Das, Baba,  installed on the throne of Jai Gurudev at Dumaria, convened two days accompaniment of pious men on Sunday. Several disciples from outside were reaching to this scheduled program since Saturday morning to participate here.
The bridge was being used by the disciples since morning. The traffic were banned and sent to the diversion way, which resulted to the traffic jam in the city.
Suddenly meanwhile at the halt stampede took place. The surge of people in their self-safety  began to walk ahead with the ruthless trampling to others in the crowd, which killed 24 people.

The rescue operation is continued; the injured are being rushed to nearby hospital.
Mr Akhilesh Yadav, UP CM, has expressed his grief over the accident and set up a committee under the commissioner for enquiry over the lapse. he announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kins of deceased and Rs 50 thousand to the injured persons.

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