Cuttack: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed profound grief over the Badamba-Gopinathpur T bridge stampede that resulted in one woman dying and numerous others being critically injured.
The Chief Minister said that all injured people would receive free medical care and that the families of the deceased will receive compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs.
He also wished the injured a speedy recovery.
In a stampede that occurred this afternoon in the Athagarh area of Cuttack, a woman lost her life and more than 20 others sustained critical injuries.
The deceased woman’s identity was not immediately revealed.
According to reports, thousands of worshippers gathered at the Singhanath Temple to celebrate Makar Sankranti. The T bridge connecting the Singhanath temple was quite congested as a result.
The injured people—mostly women—were rushed to a nearby hospital. At least eight of them were transferred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for treatment after the accident left them gravely injured.