Stampede at Rajamundry Pushkara Ghat Kills 27 Pilgrims

Its disheartening. Very sad and shocking. Women, children and elders caught in the stampede and killed. Till now 27 pilgrims died. The incident took place in Pushkara Ghat, which is very near to Railway station. Pilgrims thronged the Ghat massively. Police and administration failed to control or divert the pilgrims to other Ghats.


It seems competitive mobilisation strategies of both Governments made the situation worse for Rajamundry pilgrims. There is ten days time to take bath in Godavari, but the madness in rush become unmanageable in some places.


Author: kattashekar

Editor, Namasthe Telangana Daily, Hyderabad

One thought on “Stampede at Rajamundry Pushkara Ghat Kills 27 Pilgrims”

  1. Stampede would not have been occurred, if the so called VIPs & VVIPs had utilised the Ghat meant for them. Making the pilgrims wait upto 7-30AM i.e., for nearly three hours from 4-30AM to 7-30AM may be another reason. It seems that the capacity of Ghat and increasing crowd was not taken into consideration by the concerned.

    M.N.Rao Sent from iPad


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